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Priyanka Gandhi to play 'major role' in UP elections: Congress

Priyanka Gandhi will actively campaign for the Congress and play a ?major role? in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections scheduled for early next year, top party leaders said on Friday.

At a meeting chaired by Rahul Gandhi and attended by Priyanka along with top leaders at the party vice president's Tughlaq Road residence, her role and her campaign schedule was discussed.

The leaders also discussed the strategy for Uttar Pradesh assembly polls and the fallout of demonetisation.

Reports said that in addition to Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka, AICC general secretary incharge of the party in UP Ghulam Nabi Azad, its chief ministerial candidate Sheila Dikshit and state Congress chief Raj Babbar were also present.

Some senior Congress leaders from UP and its campaign strategist Prashant Kishor also reportedly attended the meeting.

"She (Priyanka) is going to play a major role. Let everything be finalised," UP Congress campaign committee chairman Sanjay Singh said after the meeting.

Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee chief Raj Babbar said, "It has been decided that she will campaign for the party in the state elections. She has accepted our request to campaign. Whenever we will get her schedule, we will use her time accordingly".