Priyanka Gandhi joins politics, Congress 'brahmastra' before Election 2019
New Delhi : Finally, the Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the sister of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, daughter of Sonia Gandhi made her entry to politics. The big step by Congress has been taken ahead of the national election scheduled on May 2019. It can be dubbed as "Brahmastra" or a trump card of Congress, when Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will debut as the party's general secretary in charge of the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh. She stands against the ruling BJP's top two mascots, Prime Minister Narendra Modi - whose constituency Varanasi will be in her share - and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who is in Amethi for a two-day visit said appointing his sister Priyanka Gandhi as the party’s General Secretary for UP East is a “big step to make space for the Congress in Uttar Pradesh.”
He said, “Congress will definitely co-ordinate with SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati in UP but will not play the game on back foot.” He added that the decision to fight the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will solely be on Priyanka.
It is not hidden that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, now 47- year-old, reminds us of her her grandmother and former prime minister Indira Gandhi both for her charisma and the stunning looks. For now she has limited herself to the constituencies of her brother Rahul and mother Sonia Gandhi, Amethi and Raebareli
Sources confirm that Priyanka's appointment reflects the Congress's realisation that in a politically vital state like Uttar Pradesh, which has 80 parliamentary seats and is considered the route to power at the centre, the party needs to up its game and cannot afford just one in-charge.
On Wednesday, 23 January, Congress dropped his trump card by announcing Priyanka Gandhi's entry in politics and also announced that Jyotiraditya Scindia will be in charge of western UP.
As of now, Priyanka is in New York and is expected to return on February 1.