‘This is the Priyanka sena in UP’: Twitterati poke fun at pink-clad supporters not without questioning sexist undertones

As Priyanka Gandhi Vadra launched her first roadshow in Lucknow on Monday after being appointed Congress general secretary in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, she had the ‘Priyanka Sena’, a dedicated army of party workers to help her — all attired in pink.

About 500 Congress party workers dressed in pink uniforms had been gearing up to cheer for the politician since Sunday.Calling themselves the “Priyanka Sena”, these workers were seen wearing pink t-shirts and pants which bore Priyanka Gandhi’s face along with the slogan:

“Desh ke samman mein, Priyanka ji maidan mein, Maan bhi denge, samman bhi denge, waqt padega toh jaan bhi denge”

(In honour of the country, Priyanka Gandhi is on the field / We pay our respects and if needed, will lay down our lives.)

Priyanka Gandhi, recently appointed the party’s general secretary in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, was joined in the roadshow by her brother Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Uttar Pradesh West General Secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia and state chief Raj Babbar. The day-long roadshow began at the Amausi airport and is scheduled to end at the Congress headquarters in the city.

Few members were spotted at the roadshow, as seen on videos being shared on Twitter.

While Priyanka’s roadshow in Uttar Pradesh has been all over the social media, people on twitter didn’t miss a chance to ridicule the ‘Priyanka Sena’. Here are a few reactions.

Also, there was a brief intervention through tweets – which called out the decision to choose the pink uniforms to be a sexist one.