The dynamism of Indian political scenario knows no bounds. Priyanka Gandhi’s entry into the political realm has been seen by some leaders as consolidating the position of Rahul Gandhi in opposing Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Assuming the position of election In-charge of party affairs in Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi might turn the course of electoral results of the upcoming elections of 2019.
The 2014 elections that earned BJP a landslide victory both at the national level elections and state level elections were characterized by Modi –Wave as a triggering factor. The Charisma of Modi has come under stiff competition from the aura exhibited by Priyanka Gandhi, who has often been compared to her grandmother and the ‘Iron lady’ of India-Late Indira Gandhi. It SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh against the Modi –led NDA alliance can further be negotiated with by Priyanka Gandhi, owing to her strong foothold in Amethi and Rae Bareli.
However, Priyanka Gandhi would have to embark upon effective campaigning strategies to combat the presence of Modi wave in the constituencies of Uttar Pradesh and revive the ‘lost legacy’ of Congress in the LokSabha Elections of 2019.