Stating that development and prosperity were only possible under a Congress government, Priyanka Gandhi told reporters that she was sure that people in Rae Bareli would re-elect her mother. Asked if the going was smooth in Amethi, from where her brother and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is contesting, Priyanka Gandhi answered in the affirmative.
Of the 14 seats that go to polls April 30, six are currently held by the Congress, four by the Samajwadi Party, three by the Bahujan Samaj Party and just one by BJP. Prominent leaders in the fray include Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti (both of the BJP), Sriprakash Jaiswal, Jitin Prasad (both of the Congress) and Jaaved Jaaferi of the Aam AAdmi Party. (IANS)