New Delhi: Priyanka Maurya, a face of the 'Ladki Hun, Lad Sakti Hun' (I am a girl, and I can fight) campaign of Congress in Uttar Pradesh, is all set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Disgruntled over being denied a Congress ticket for the Uttar Pradesh polls, sources on Wednesday had hinted that Ms Maurya might join the BJP.
When asked about the same, Ms Maurya herself, who was seen in the party office in Lucknow earlier on Wednesday, indicated that she may join the ruling party in the state.
"Probably, yes. I have worked a lot in the field but ticket distribution was pre-planned. I was not given a ticket, but I was a deserving candidate," she told ANI.
"Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon" is a slogan but Congress didn't give me a chance to fight," she added.
Although the party has not yet confirmed her entry, Priyanka Maurya visited the party office on Wednesday 19th January 2022.
Earlier, Priyanka Maurya had alleged that Congress's distribution of tickets ahead of the Assembly election was rigged.
Ms Maurya, who is a vice president of Mahila Congress in Uttar Pradesh, said she will make the final decision soon.
The Congress was holding 'marathons' across the state as part of its 'Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon' campaign ahead of assembly elections but these have been postponed in view of a rise in COVID-19 cases.
Uttar Pradesh assembly elections will be held in seven phases from February 10 to March 7. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.