Priyanka Gandhi Vadra To Handle Akhilesh Yadav Outreach Directly: Sources……

     Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s entry to active politics in the crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, may hold some possibility for realignment in the opposition alliance against the BJP, senior Congress leaders have hinted. Party leaders told report that they are in touch with the Samajwadi Party leadership and Priyanka Gandhi is likely to take forward the proposal for more seats directly with Samajwadi chief Akhilesh Yadav. Akhilesh Yadav is open to negotiations, Samajwadi leaders told report, but the challenge, they said, is convincing Mayawati. On record though, the parties are unwilling to comment on any possibility of renegotiations. “This is something I cannot comment on,” Rajya Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh Pramod Tiwari told reporters. Priyanka Gandhi had handled the alliance negotiations with Akhilesh Yadav ahead of the 2017 assembly elections, but the results had been disastrous for both parties. Even so, while the Yadav junior had not ruled out future alliances, seat sharing talks for the last round of assembly elections in the heartland states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh had proved a deal breaker.Akhilesh Yadav and more so Mayawati, were upset at the unyielding stance of local leaders of the Congress and cut the party out of the alliance in Uttar Pradesh, even if their lawmakers are supporting the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.