Salman Khurshid Said : Priyanka has energised Congress ‘troops’

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New Delhi :The Congress has gone well beyond whatever it has done in the past to reach out to opposition parties and bring them together to take on BJP-led NDA in the Lok Sabha elections, says senior party leader Salman Khurshid.

The former union minister also said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s recent entry into active politics has energised the Congress ‘troops’ ahead of the Lok Sabha elections due by May and the party workers’ enthusiasm is very high.

He said the time is running out for the Congress to seal seat-sharing pacts, but added the party had been working fairly tirelessly to conclude such talks within a specific time schedule.

“I think we have gone well beyond whatever we have done any time in the past, we are doing everything that’s possible. There are some contradictions that are difficult to handle, so let’s see what happens,” Khurshid told PTI in an interview Wednesday.

Asked if there is still hope the Congress can go together with Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh for the polls — the two parties had excluded the Rahul Gandhi-led oufit in seat-sharing deal –, he said his party is proceeding on the assumption that it has to be on its own.

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