Syed Firdaus Ashraf and photographer Hitesh Harisinghani trail Priyanka Gandhi on a day's campaign in Amethi, where her brother Rahul Gandhi seeks re-election.
She came, she spoke and she conquered the hearts of Amethi. With mother Sonia and brother Rahul away campaigning for Congress candidates elsewhere, Priyanka Gandhi took charge of her absent brother's campaign in the high-profle constituency, once represented by her father, mother and uncle.
Braving the searing April sun, she attended as many as 17 poll meetings on Monday.
Everywhere, she was greeted with smiles and warmth. Every place, she had a 10-minute stopover before moving to her next destination.
Image: Priyanka Gandhi addresses an election rally in Amethi.
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