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‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon: The face of congress campaign expected to join BJP

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On Wednesday, Maurya visited the BJP office in Lucknow. She was asked if she would join the party during the visit, to which she replied, “Yes, quite likely. I’ve done a lot of fieldwork, but ticket distribution was scheduled ahead of time. Despite the fact that I was not handed a ticket, I was a deserving candidate “

According to news sources, Priyanka Maurya, a face of the Congress’ ‘Ladki Hun, Lad Sakti Hun (I am girl, I can fight)’ campaign in Uttar Pradesh, is supposed to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). This comes only days after she was denied a ticket to run in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, citing “irregularities in the ticket distribution procedure” as the reason.

“Ladki Hun, Lad Sakti Hun’ is a slogan but Congress didn’t give me a chance to fight,” she further said.

“They [Congress] used my face, my name, and my 10 lakh social media followers for the campaign. But when it came to the ticket for the upcoming election, it was given to someone else. This is injustice. It is all pre-decided,” Priyanka Maurya, vice president of Mahila Congress in Uttar Pradesh, said.

“I did not get the ticket because I am an OBC [Other Backward Classes] girl and could not bribe Priyanka Gandhi’s secretary Sandeep Singh,” Priyanka Maurya said.

Meanwhile, Uttarakhand Mahila Congress chief Sarita Arya said, “Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon [I’m a girl, I can fight] gave us hope. As a result, we demanded that women receive 20 percent of the vote in state elections. However, some female coworkers are telling me that if you can’t get a ticket for yourself, how will you get one for us?”

Maurya accused a party official of requesting her to pay money for a ticket on January 15, after the Congress revealed its first list of 150 candidates, which included 50 women. She also referred to the party as being “anti-women and anti-OBC.”

Maurya is currently the vice president of the Congress’s women’s wing in Uttar Pradesh.

The Congress was staging continuous rallies across the state as part of its ‘Ladki Hoon Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign to reach out to women voters in the poll-bound state, led by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. However, because of the Election Commission’s ban on physical gatherings in light of the raging Covid-19 in the country, the marathon rallies have been put on hold.

From February 10 to March 7, the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections will be held in seven stages. The results of the elections are scheduled to be declared on March 10. 

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