This probably is the most awaited move in contemporary Indian politics. Congress on Wednesday announced the formal entry of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra into politics ahead of the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The 47-year-old Gandhi family scion
was appointed the general secretary of Uttar Pradesh East.
Appointment of General Secretaries for All India Congress Committee. pic.twitter.com/zHENwt6Ckh
— INC Sandesh (@INCSandesh) January 23, 2019
Her uncanny resemblance to Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India, also her grandmother, has been the topic of discussion on social media. Till now, her role was just limited to campaigning for the party during the elections. She is set to take active charge from February. She is married to businessman Robert Vadra. She lives in Delhi and has two kids
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, also her elder brother, welcomed her foray into active politics
UP is central to building a new hope filled & compassionate India. The new UP AICC team lead by Priyanka & Jyotiraditya, will herald the dawn of a new kind of politics in the state. We will offer the youth in UP a dynamic new platform to transform the state.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) January 23, 2019
— ANI (@ANI) January 23, 2019