New Delhi: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra kept the possibility of fighting against PM Narendra Modi from Varanasi alive by sending the ball in his brothers' court on Sunday. On being asked, she said, "If the Congress President asks me to contest, I will be happy to contest".

Gandhi, who is also the in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh earlier suggested that the possibility of contesting from Varanasi. Last month, Priyanka Gandhi had said, "Why not Varanasi", when asked about whether she will contest from Amethi, the traditional constituency of Sonia Gandhi, her mother.

After the remark, Congress cadres started expecting the Modi vs Priyanka fight which will be undoubtedly one of the most formidable electoral clashes. Later she corrected it and added, she would contest on whichever seat the party wanted her to.

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Priyanka worked in the Congress backrooms for years and particularly surfaced during the national election to ensure both the family strongholds of Amethi and Raebareli are retained. But this February she surprised many when a Congress press release announced that Priyanka Gandhi has not only joined active politics but has been appointed as the general secretary in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh.

Ever since speculations have been rife, Gandhi too kept the suspense alive of a possible Modi vs Priyanka mega clash. Now she has sent the ball to her brothers' court and thus refusing to outrightly refuse the possibility.