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Can Priyanka Gandhi bring ‘acche din’ for Congress? This is how political heavyweights responded

The New UP AICC Team Lead By Priyanka & Jyotiraditya Will Herald The Dawn Of A New Kind Of Politics In The State.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Victor Dasgupta | Updated on: 23 Jan 2019, 06:54:36 PM
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra now enters active polices

New Delhi:

‘Bring Priyanka into active politics’, this has been the long-awaited demand of most of the Congress party workers and today, finally, the party has announced the Gandhi family scion Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will make her foray into the political arena as she has been appointed as the general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East.

UP is central to building a new hope-filled & compassionate India. The new UP AICC team lead by Priyanka & Jyotiraditya will herald the dawn of a new kind of politics in the state. We will offer the youth in UP a dynamic new platform to transform the state, Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

Priyanka Gandhi, 47, will take over her new assignment in the politically crucial state -- a Congress bastion till the mid-1980s -- from the first week of February, a statement from the party said. She will assist her brother, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, in the Hindi heartland state, which has 80 Lok Sabha seats, the largest of any state in the country. As soon as the news of Priyanka Gandhi’s appointed broke, the political reactions started flowing across party lines.

Union Minister JP Nadda said, Priyanka Gandhi furthered the legacy of Gandhi Congress Pvt Limited and officially becomes the General Secretary of @INCIndia. It is also the first official declaration from congress that they don't have trust in Rahul Gandhi's leadership.


Prashant Kishor, vice president of the JD(U), described the appointment as Congress' general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East as "one of the most awaited entries in Indian politics".

Punjab chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh also took to twitter and said "Congratulations to leaders appointed by as in-charge of various states ahead of LS polls. Special congrats to Priyanka Gandhi on being appointed AICC General Secretary in-charge of UP East. Her appointment will help rejuvenate the party across the country."

Punjab Congress leader, Navjot Singh Siddhu expressed his happiness and said "This is a boon for me... everyone in the Congress is thrilled and inspired by the good news... it is a shot in the arm... the catalyst that will galvanise the party and infuse fresh spirits in our veins."

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First Published : 23 Jan 2019, 06:17:59 PM