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After years of speculation, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra finally entered active politics on Wednesday as she was appointed the Congress general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East. Her appointment is a key development because Uttar Pradesh, the biggest state in the Lok Sabha with 80 seats, is likely to see a triangular contest between the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance, Samajwadi-Party-Bahujan Samaj Party combine and Congress in the upcoming Lok Sabha election. Also, the fact that Prime Minister Narendra and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath both hold constituencies in eastern UP, makes the job tougher for Priyanka.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 24 January 2019, 02:36:53 PM
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

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After years of speculation, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra finally entered active politics on Wednesday as she was appointed the Congress general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East. Her appointment is a key development because Uttar Pradesh, the biggest state in the Lok Sabha with 80 seats, is likely to see a triangular contest between the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance, Samajwadi-Party-Bahujan Samaj Party combine and Congress in the upcoming Lok Sabha election. Also, the fact that Prime Minister Narendra and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath both hold constituencies in eastern UP, makes the job tougher for Priyanka.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi interacts with the media. Talking to media in Amethi, Gandhi said that he was very happy with the news. “I am personally very happy that she will work with me now. She is extremely capable person,” a visibly happy Congress president said. (Photo: PTI)
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

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On the impact of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s entry into politics, Rahul 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 sacred).” (Photo: PTI)
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

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The Congress chief shares a light moment with a local child in Amethi. (Photo: PTI)
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

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Rahul Gandhi gives a rose to a kid during a rally in Amethi, his parliamentary constituency. (Photo: PTI)
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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

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The Congress president interacts with local in his parliamentary constituency. (Photo: PTI)