"Earlier Priyanka Gandhi used to camp in Amethi and Rae Bareli and would take care of the campaigning. "In their absence, the campaign carried out by the local leaders hardly generated any buzz among the people," Singh said.Rakesh Singh, a local Congress leader, said the party was very weak in Amethi organisationally as compared to the BJP. "Pointing towards the number of visits of Irani in Amethi and Rahul Gandhi, Singh said, "Even after losing in 2014, she (Irani) came to Amethi for over 35 times. While Rahul Gandhi visited for over 15-16 times. ""And the local BJP leaders acted as a bridge between Irani and the people of Amethi to fulfill their demands," he said.Ashok Singh said that Didi (Irani) helped people in their testing times.
Source: Economic Times May 25, 2019 07:18 UTC