Lucknow sources stated that UP Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu on Sunday exuded confidence that the party will emerge victorious under her leadership in the 2022 state assembly polls when describing Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as the "second Indira Gandhi" and a "storm of change”. Meanwhile he also claimed that the yogi adityanath government in UP "fears" both priyanka gandhi and rahul Gandhi. He said "Priyanka Gandhi is the second Indira Gandhi. She is the storm of change (badlaav ki yeh aandhi, jiskaa naam priyanka gandhi hai). Under her leadership, the Congress will emerge victorious in the 2022 UP Assembly elections”.
The state Congress Chief said "This BJP government (headed by yogi Adityanath) fears both priyanka gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, as it knows that if the brother-sister hit the streets, it will start sweating”. When asked whether he will be the CM face of the party in the 2022 polls, he said, "No. I am only a party worker, and my 'dharma' is to work for the party's ideology. Congress has a glorious history of participating in various struggles. And on the basis of these struggles, history has been changed."
Moreover terming the ongoing by-polls as quite significant, he said party candidates were selected in consultation with local party workers and office bearers. "The party workers and office bearers are working very hard, and there is indication of good results for the party."