January 23rd, INC Sandesh, Congress’s official account tweeted the announcement of General Secretaries of AICC (All India Congress Committee) which marked the appointment of Priyanka Gandhi as the General Secretary of Uttar Pradesh.
INC COMMUNIQUE— INC Sandesh (@INCSandesh) January 23, 2019
Appointment of General Secretaries for All India Congress Committee. pic.twitter.com/zHENwt6Ckh
Priyanka is not a stranger to politics she has aided her mother Sonia Gandhi’s campaign in 2004 General Elections also supervised Rahul Gandhi's campaign in the Amethi Rae Bareilly region. And now Priyanka will be officially exercising her powers from February 2019.
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
This is her first step towards forefront politics, contesting in Uttar Pradesh along with Jyotiraditya. Amidst hurly-burly of upcoming general elections, this declaration will help Congress combat the pressure of BJP and SP-BSP in the UP region which contributes 80 seats to Lok Sabha.
"India is an old country, but a young nation. I am young, and I too have a dream. I dream of an India strong, independent and self-reliant."— All India Mahila Congress (@MahilaCongress) January 23, 2019
Heartiest congratulations #PriyankaGandhi on being appointed as AICC General Secretary, UP (East). pic.twitter.com/PBzw73Glmk
Here are 6 lesser-known facts about the lady whose proclamation into Active Politics has sent India into a frenzy :
- She delivered her first public speech at the age of 16
- She helped in revamping Congress's image when her mother became President of the party
- Her husband Robert Vadra, is actually her childhood friend too.
- She is a follower of Buddhism and has done her MA in Buddhist studies
- She is a photography enthusiast and loves to cook
- She herself believes she is a lot like her grandmother Indira Gandhi, the iron lady of India
Tell us below if her much speculated entry into politics will change the game for Congress or no.
Please Note all the images are taken from Google.