Amethi: When Priyanka Gandhi came on the dais at one of her election rallies here, she was not the cynosure of all attention perhaps for the first time. All eyes were on two young children who stood alongside her.
They were young Raihan and Miraya, the two children of Priyanka Gandhi, who accompanied their mom in electioneering in Amethi on Thursday.
The scene reportedly made some die-hard Congress loyalists very emotional. They recalled the days when the late Rajiv Gandhi used to bring his family for campaigning.
Reciting stories of how the late prime minister visited the place with a young Rahul and Priyanka, the people said that history was repeating itself.
According to reports, local party workers said that Rahul and Priyanka learned the basics of politics here and today Raihan and Miraya made history come alive.
Priyanka said her children accompanied her during campaigning because she wanted them to "see the picture of villages of UP and how people live here and spend their lives." However, murmurs of dynastical politics have started doing the rounds.