In a strategic move Priyanka Gandhi Vadra appointed AICC General Secretary. This is a big step and has the potential to shake up the ruling party’s followership in the upcoming National elections.
The Congress party has irrevocably revealed the move to involve Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in mainstream politics, as she has been assigned the role as the AICC general secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East).
In a memo circulated by general secretary Ashok Gehlot, it has been notified that Priyanka will assume authority in the 1st week of February, 2019.
This is the first formal seat held by Priyanka. The Gandhi descendant has always kept away from active politics quoting personal reasons. The big move by the Congress party being seen as one to reinforce the party’s hold in the Hindi core state of Uttar Pradesh ahead of the 2019 general election.
This comes as the outcome of the Congress party securing overwhelming victory in the states of Chhattisgarh , Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in the recently ended assembly elections.
Soon after her selection, responses started coming in from social media and other sources, with people comparing Priyanka Gandhi to the former prime minister Indira Gandhi and her grandmother. Indira Gandhi was one of the strongest political personalities in the post-independence period of India.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi stated that he was personally happy that she would now work beside him, adding that the Bhartiya Janata Party was shaken up after the development.
Further from unconfirmed sources it is believed that erstwhile RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan is planning to join hands with the Congress. It is however not yet clear if he will assume an official role or an advisory one.
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