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Priyanka must assist Rahul in UP polls: Sathe

Sep 16, 2011 08:00 AM IST Politics Politics

New Delhi: As the Congress takes stock of its prospects in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, veteran Congress Leader Vasant Sathe had some advice on how to win the polls.

He feels the magic formula should involve Priyanka Gandhi in order to clinch victory. Speaking to CNN-IBN Editor-in-chief on India @ 9, Sathe said that Priyanka-Rahul combination is the magic formula to win Uttar Pradesh elections next year.

Rajdeep Sardesai: Do you believe that Priyanka is the only option to take over from Sonia Gandhi?

Vasant Sathe: Please do not twist my words. I am saying that Rahul is the accepted leadership and Priyanka should come to assist Rahul in winning the Uttar Pradesh polls. There is no contradiction between priyanka and rahul.

Rajdeep Sardesai: In the 21st century Congress is attached to dyansty. Rajeev, Sonia, Rahul, think Congress cannot have any other leader?

Vasant Sathe: The allegation of dyansty is a nonsence.

Vinod Sharma: Bringing Priyanka in will create more confusion. Priyanka should stay away.

Vasant Sathe: It won't create any confusion.

Prabhu Chawla: I agree that Priyanka will create more confusion as there are already three centers of power. Rahul, Sonia and Manmohan. And I think by bringing Priyanka, you are putting a question mark on Rahul Gandhi and I think Congress won't do this mistake.