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Congress star campaigners include three G-23 rebels

By IndianMandarins- 25 Jan 2022
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New Delhi (25.01.2022): The Congress Party on Monday released a compact list of thirty leaders to launch an aggressive poll campaign in UP assembly elections. This list carries top leaders like Sonia Gandhi, Dr Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and Ajay Kumar Lallu. But the list has a few names from G- 23 list, who are normally considered ‘rebel’ within the party’s framework. Probably party wants to give them a ‘unifying message’, so that leaders with their long contribution to the party get respected by the top leaders. Their ‘rebellion’ may be forgiven. That is why, only three G- 23 members including Ghulam Nabi Azad, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, and Raj Babbar figure as star campaigners. Hooda’s son Deepender Singh Hooda also figures in this list. Despite conflicting reports about RPN Singh, he is part of this team. Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, his arch-rival Sachin Pilot, firebrand former JNU president Kanhaiya Kumar, and Acharya Pramod Krishnam are the star campaigners for UP polls. Naseemuddin Siddiqui and Imran Pratapgarhi are campaigners from the Minority community. This entire exercise to pick a ‘list of thirty’ aims to amalgamate a mix of experience and youth to carry forward the aggressive campaign.

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