Rahul Gandhi has appointed Smt. Priyanka Gandhi as AICC General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh East
Congress President Rahul Gandhi has appointed Smt. Priyanka Gandhi as AICC General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh East along with K.C Venu Gopal as AICC General Secretary (Organisation) and Jyotiraditya Scindya as AICC General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh West. Union Minister Smriti Irani hits out at Congress Party and has called the induction of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra an admission of Rahul Gandhi's failure.
On Wednesday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi is undertaking his visit to Amethi which had been postponed from two weeks earlier, his party had put out the official letter of appointment.
Speaking from Amethi, Rahul Gandhi said that this step would bring a change in politics in Uttar Pradesh. The entry of Priyanka Gandhi into the Congress has been much highlighted, especially whenever elections concerning Uttar Pradesh are around the corner. Ahead of the 2017 U.P Assembly elections, Priyanka Gandhi had addressed public meetings.
In terms of the upcoming 2019 elections, Priyanka Gandhi's formal political entry comes weeks after the SP and the BSP formed their alliance for the Lok Sabha polls, avoiding the Congress party. After which the Congress announced that it would contest all 80 Lok Sabha seats in India's most populous state.