Indian National Congress on Wednesday put weight behind Priyanka Gandhi ahead of crucial general elections 2019, by appointing her the General Secretary of Eastern Uttar Pradesh. This is the first time she will be seen in a major role in the party’s organisational hierarchy. She is expected to take formal charge from the first week of next month.
Incidentally both – Amethi and Rae Bareli – is a party of East party of Uttar Pradesh. Priyanka Gandhi in past has kept herself limited to Campaigning for Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi.
All India Congress Committee (AICC) in a Press Release revealed further changes in the responsibility. KC Venugopal will take over the reins of the party’s general secretary (organisation) from Ashok Gehlot.
Congress has also given responsibility to Jyotiraditya Scindia as the general secretary for Uttar Pradesh (West), while Ghulam Nabi Azad has been given the responsibility in Haryana.
Robert Vadra, Husband on Priyanka Gandhi, took to Facebook to congratulate her.
Robert Vadra in a Facebook post congratulates wife Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on being appointed as Congress General Secretary for Eastern Uttar Pradesh. pic.twitter.com/9gux2pXfk2
— ANI (@ANI) January 23, 2019
Congress ever since kept out of the SP-BSP alliance is leaving no stone unturned to make a strong presence in the state that sends 80 parliamentarians to the Lok Sabha. Rahul Gandhi is slated to hold engagements for two days in his parliamentary constituency Amethi. Along with Rahul, UPA Chairman Sonia Gandhi will also, arrive at the Fursatganj airport on January 23, from where both the leaders will leave for their respective constituencies – Amethi and Rae Bareli.
Apart from holding rallies in Amethi and Rae Bareli, Rahul is also expected to visit Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj for holy bath. Rahul Gandhi is expected to hold at least 12 rallies in Uttar Pradesh starting from Lucknow. The Congress chief is likely to address a rally in Lucknow after his Patna rally on February 3. The venues and dates for the other 11 rallies will be decided by the state leaders in the coming days.