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Priyanka Gandhi Officially Enters Politics, Appointed as AICC General Secretary for UP East

by Webdesk


NEW DELHI (Jan 23):  Months before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in India, the Congress on Wednesday appointed Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as the All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East) region. She will be taking charge with effect from the first week of next month, according to a statement released by the Congress. This marks Priyanka’s official entry into active politics.


Media reports had earlier speculated that Priyanka will be contesting the general elections from her mother and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s constituency, Rae Bareli. Priyanka will also be managing the party's campaign for the Varanasi seat, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to contest the Lok Sabha Elections from.


“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 released by Congress stated.

In other changes, Meanwhile, senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia has been appointed the AICC General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (West) region, while Senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was the AICC General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh, has been appointed as the General Secretary for Haryana with immediate effect. Shri K C Venugopal has been appointed as AICC General Secretary (organisation) with immediate effect.

Commenting on the move, Rahul Gandhi described Priyanka as a capable and hardworking young leader.