At her roadshow in Lucknow today, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was riding on top of a bus, and perhaps, also on the political legacy of her grandmother Indira Gandhi.
Priyanka Gandhi has a striking resemblance to the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and the Congress has made sure to exploit the gene factor.
The bus Priyanka Gandhi was in had posters of her against the backdrop of Indira Gandhi.
Priyanka Gandhi's sarees, her sharp nose, the hairstyle, all remind of Indira Gandhi. But apart from her looks, Priyanka's mannerisms are also much like Indira Gandhi.
"The harder we fall, the stronger we rise, this is what I learnt from Indira Gandhi," Priyanka Gandhi had once said.
While Indira Gandhi was the first female prime minister of India, Priyanka Gandhi too has been vocal about women rempowerment. "I too am a sister, mother, daughter and a wife, but that's not our identity. We are women, that is our identity," were Priyanka Gandhi's words.
And like Indira Gandhi took over from her father Jawarharlal Nehru and on many occasions proved Grand Old Party's prowess in governance, Priyanka Gandhi despite being reluctant of joining politics, defended the Congress.
"The one thing my family has taught me is that there is nothing more important than the people of this country," said Priyanka Gandhi.
While political analysts have called Priyanka Gandhi's induction as Congress's "brahmastra", political opponents have said the move exemplifies Rahul Gandhi's failure.
But whether Priyanka Gandhi will prove to be a boon for the Congress in the upcoming general elections, can only be proved after results are declared.