Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra held the maximum number of rallies over the last 45 days for the seven-phase Uttar Pradesh assembly elections campaign, outscoring Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav.
Priyanka Gandhi held 209 rallies and roadshows in the state from mid-January, closely followed by Adityanath’s 203. Yadav held 131 rallies.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah also spent a good amount of time addressing a large number of election rallies and holding roadshows in the state.
PM Modi addressed 28 rallies and roadshows, ending his campaign with a rally in Khajuri village of the district.
Amit Shah, on the other hand, held 54 rallies and roadshows in favour of the BJP and NDA candidates across Uttar Pradesh.
Meanwhile, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held 43 rallies and roadshows, while BJP president J P Nadda held 41.
Former Congress president and Priyanka Gandhi’s brother Rahul Gandhi made only a guest appearance addressing just two rallies — one in Amethi and another in Varanasi.
All eyes are now set on results on March 10 in UP along with that in Punjab, Uttrakhand, Goa, and Manipur. Several exit polls that were telecast soon after the seventh and final phase of voting in Uttar Pradesh concluded on Monday forecast a clear majority for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh. The BJP is likely to win 221 to 243 seats, the SP 140 to 160 seats, the BSP 9-16 seats, and Congress 3 to 6 seats, according to Opoyi Poll of Polls.