Priyanka Gandhi has been named AICC general secretary in charge of UP

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New Delhi: The Congress party has finally exposed Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to mainstream politics, as she has been appointed as the AICC general secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East).
In a note issued by general secretary Ashok Gehlot, it has been informed that Priyanka will assume power in the first week of February, 2019.
This is the first official position held by Priyanka. The Gandhi scion has always shied away from active politics citing personal reasons.
The move is being seen as one to strengthen the party’s hold in the Hindi heartland state of Uttar Pradesh ahead of the 2019 general election.
This comes in the aftermath of the Congress party securing astounding victory in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan in the recently concluded assembly elections.
The Shiv Sena said the Congress will benefit from Priyanka Gandhi’s entry into politics as she has a good personality and possesses qualities of her grandmother Indira Gandhi.
NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said Priyanka’s formal induction into the party will enthuse party workers and the Congress will reap “special benefits” in Uttar Pradesh.
“The SP-BSP alliance will not be affected much because they have a fixed vote bank of Yadavs, Dalits, and Muslims. However, her (Priyanka’s) clout will charge up the party workers,” he said.
Malik said if the Congress plays intelligently using Priyanka’s charm, the party will easily win 20-21 seats in UP, repeating its performance of 21 seats in the 2009 general elections.

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