Priyanka Gandhi enters politics, officially


Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today (Jan 23) officially entered politics after the Congress appointed her AICC general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East. She will take charge from next month, the party stated in a statement.

“Honourable Congress President has appointed Shrimati Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as AICC General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh East. She will be taking charge with effect on first week of February 2019,” the statement stated.

Priyanka’s induction as AICC general secretary ends years of speculation on her taking the plunge into politics and is being seen as a significant development ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

There are also speculations that Priyanka could also contest the elections, either from Amethi — currently held by her elder brother Rahul Gandhi — or her mother Sonia Gandhi’s constituency of Rae Bareli.