Jyotiraditya Scindia

The meeting which was held at Rahul Gandhi's residence - 12 Tughlaq Lane - was also attended by Jyotiraditya Scindia, who was given the responsibility of the party's fortunes in western UP.

A day after Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from the post of Congress' general secretary, posters emerged outside the party's state office in Bhopal, appealing to Rahul Gandhi to appoint Scindia as the next party president.

I am not a leader who gives orders to others. I think when there is a responsibility, there comes accountability, as well. Even I am responsible if the performance is not good. Therefore, I took the decision to resign

Scindia's resignation comes at a time when the party leaders from several states are offering their resignation or have resigned as an expression of solidarity with Rahul Gandhi, who recently quit as the party president.

Mathura has a dominant Jat presence and Choudhary hails from the same background. Sources in the Congress said she is the perfect candidate for the prestigious seat and can give a tough contest to Hema Malini.

“The BJP has systematically attacked every institution in last five years including the media. The prime minister should stop thinking that people are fools and understand that they can see through this,” Priyanka Gandhi said on the last day of her Ganga Yatra in Uttar Pradesh.

According to reports, the tour is expected to last for four days. Also, this will be Priyanka’s first visit after being appointed as the general secretary.

As per information, the leaders are expected to carry out a 12-kilometre long road show. It is also informed that after the road show the leaders are expected to interact with the party workers at the Congress office in the city.

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