LUCKNOW: The Congress on Tuesday virtually ruled out the possibility of either
party vice-president Rahul Gandhi or his sister Priyanka Gandhi being
projected as chief ministerial candidate for the 2017 Uttar Pradesh
Party general secretary in-charge of the state,
Madhusudan Mistry said he had no idea of any such thing taking place now
or in future. "I have no such information of either such demands or
such discussions of their (Rahul and Priyanka) being given any such
responsibility," he told reporters here.
Stressing that he had
neither heard of any discussions, nor any such demands being made for
the Gandhi siblings being made the face of the UP campaign, Mistry also
said that the party will not have a pre-poll tie-up.
refused to give any conclusive answer to pointed queries of whether the
party will ally with the Janata Dal-United. "There are still many months
for the state assembly polls and it would be premature to say anything
as of now," he said.