Priyanka Gandhi Vadra speaks to Sheela Reddy in the guest house of the hospital run by the family trust in Munshiganj, Amethi. Excerpts:
Do you think the Congress is going to suffer in this election because of going it alone?
I don't think it will suffer. Because going with the Samajwadi Party or any other party in any case was not going to be a good thing for the Congress. It would benefit the other parties more than it would the Congress, either in Bihar or UP. So either way, even going it alone is not going to create huge benefits right now. It's a long-term process. But it's not as if it's going to be a worse loss than it would have been if Congress was with the SP and others.
What is your prediction for the Congress this election?
I think this election is very touch and go. Touch and go, in the sense that it is going to be a close call. We just have to wait and see. It's one of those rare elections when nobody really knows or has a feel for what the results will be.
And why is...