The Congress on Wednesday appointed Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as general secretary of Uttar Pradesh East. 30 Lok Sabha constituencies that fall in the east UP will now be taken care by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. She will take charge in February.
Meanwhile, Jyotiraditya Scindia has been made in-charge of Uttar Pradesh West with immediate effect.
K.C. Venugopal, apart from his role in Karnataka, has been appointed as general secretary of the Congress.
Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was in-charge of UP, has been made general secretary of Haryana.
“Many congratulations to Shri K C Venugopal, Smt. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Shri @JM_Scindia on their new appointments. We’re fired up & ready to go!” Congress tweeted.
— Congress (@INCIndia) January 23, 2019
Earlier, Priyanka’s role in politics was limited to campaigning for UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi, but this time, people will see her active participation in politics.
As per the sources quoted by The Indian Express, Priyanka may contest from Rae Bareli, which is currently represented by Sonia Gandhi.
In the 30 Lok Sabha constituencies that fall in the UP East region also include Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency Varansi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s constituency Gorakhpur.
The announcement has come as a big boost for the Congress party ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and the Twitter is flooded with congratulatory messages for the newly-appointed general secretary of UP East as well as for the Congress party.