Marking her political debut ahead of Lok Sabha polls Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress general secretary in-charge of East Uttar Pradesh, arrived at the Lucknow airport on Monday afternoon to a rousing reception by party leaders and workers.
Priyanka Gandhi usually referred to by just her first name - bears a striking resemblance to her grandmother, former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, and is known for her gifts as a speaker able to connect with voters.
"It's like Indira Gandhi has come back," said Fuzail Ahmed Khan, 45, a Congress supporter. "The state's farmers want Rahul Gandhi to be prime minister, Priyanka to be chief minister."
Indira Gandhi, India's only woman prime minister known as the "Iron Lady", criticized for suspending civil liberties for nearly two years starting in 1975.