Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, newly appointed Congress General Secretary, is en route to the All India Congress Committee (AICC) meeting in Delhi on Tuesday. The Congress headquarters on Tuesday saw a new change that has the potential to make or break the Grand Old Party in upcoming Lok Sabha Elections. The party officials were seen putting Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's nameplate outside her office allotted at the party headquarters located at 24, Akbar Road in New Delhi. The development comes a day after Priyanka Gandhi Vadra returned to India on Monday night and met her brother and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. Sources say that both leaders discussed crucial 'Mission UP'during the key meeting at the Congress president's Tughlaq Road residence. This was the first time that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met Congress chief after she was inducted in the Grand Old Party on January 23 and appointed as General Secretary Uttar Pradesh (East). Apart from her, Jyotiraditya Scindia was also present in the meeting. Scindia was appointed as Congress General Secretary Uttar Pradesh (West).
Newly appointed Congress General Secretary (UP East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra en route to AICC meeting in Delhi pic.twitter.com/734PWcr7sKâ€” News Nation (@NewsNationTV) February 5, 2019
According to Press Trust of India, the Monday meeting was just a prelude to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's packed schedule in coming days. On Thursday, she is set to take part in the Congress meeting in which all AICC general secretaries and in-charges of various states will plan the strategy for the Lok Sabha election due by May.
Rahul Gandhi has also called a meeting of state chiefs and Congress Legislature Party leaders on Saturday in the national capital, to review preparedness for the general election.
Sister's entry into active politics is seen as much-needed help for brother Rahul Gandhi. After Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's appointment as General Secretary, the Congress chief had expressed his happiness. Talking to media in Amethi, Gandhi had said that he was very happy with the news. "I am personally very happy that she will work with me now. She is an extremely capable person," a visibly happy Congress president said. On the impact of Mrs Vadra's entry into politics, Gandhi said that "we can totally trust her. The Congress won't work on backfoot now in Uttar Pradesh. Priyanka has mission UP with her." On his political opponents, Gandhi said that "BJP wale ghabraaye hue hain (BJP is very scared)."
Gandhi had also congratulated Jyotiraditya Scindia for the new role as Congress in-charge in UP (West).Â