Priyanka enters active politics, is new AICC General Secretary
PRIYANKA, A MOTHER OF TWO AND WIFE OF ROBERT VADRA, HAS ALWAYS CONFINED HER ROLE IN OVERSEEING CAMPAIGNING IN AMETHI AND RAEBARELI
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was on Wednesday appointed Congress general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East, seen as a masterstroke reflecting the party’s intent to go whole hog in the politically crucial state. The appointment also marked Priyanka’s official entry into politics, and is expected to boost morale of the party workers in the state which sends 80 MPs to Lok Sabha. There has been demands within the Congress for a prominent role for 47-year-old Priyanka, Rahul’s sister, to revive the Congress in Uttar Pradesh which was a Congress bastion till mid 1980s. Priyanka, a mother of two and wife of Robert Vadra, has always confined her role in overseeing campaigning in Amethi and Raebareli, the constituencies of Rahul and mother Sonia Gandhi respectively. After the SP and BSP kept the Congress out of their anti-BJP alliance for the Lok Sabha polls in the state, the party announced that it will contest all 80 seats in the state. At present, Congress has only two Lok Sabha seats of Amethi and Raebareli from Uttar Pradesh.
Family is party: PM Modi
On a day Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took the political plunge with her appointment as Congress in-charge of east Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said democracy runs in BJP’s veins while families rule other parties. “Democratic culture and values run in BJP’s blood, unlike “many cases” where family is the party,” Modi was reported as saying by news agency PTI while interacting with BJP booth workers from Maharashtra.
For more news updates Follow and Like us on Facebook