Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, considered to be influential for the Congress in the forthcoming general elections, will take over as the party general secretary on Wednesday, formally. He will prepare his party’s election preparations in Uttar Pradesh through a road show in Lucknow. In this connection, he is likely to arrive in Lucknow on February 11. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, considered to be influential for the Congress in the forthcoming general elections, will take over as the party general secretary on Wednesday, formally. He will prepare his party’s election preparations in Uttar Pradesh through a road show in Lucknow. In this connection, he is likely to arrive in Lucknow on February 11.
Earlier, Priyanka would be attending an official meeting of the party for the first time on January 7. This meeting was convened by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, with the senior officials of the party in view of the preparation of the Lok Sabha elections.
In the meeting, Rahul has asked all the general secretaries and state officials to be present. Rahul has also convened a meeting of Congress Parliamentary Party leaders and state presidents on Saturday, in which preparations for the Lok Sabha elections will be reviewed.
The Congress President also held a meeting with both newly elected Chairpersons of Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday for the elections. In the meeting, General Secretary KC Venugopal was also present. However, all of them will take charge on Wednesday.
Now, in the next meeting on Thursday, the party’s upcoming election strategy will be discussed. Earlier, Priyanka Gandhi made an informal meeting with some senior leaders of Uttar Pradesh. He discussed with the leaders about strengthening the party in eastern Uttar Pradesh.
Priyanka has been made in-charge of 43 Lok Sabha seats of Eastern UP, which includes Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha seat, Varanasi and BJP’s Yogi Adityanath.
Priyanka will sit in Rahul’s old room
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the new general secretary of Congress and in-charge of Eastern UP, has been allotted a room at the party headquarters in Akbar Road. Priyanka will sit in her old room next to her brother and Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s room. Rahul, as vice president, started with this room and had been sitting in it for a long time. Priyanka was abroad on January 23 at the time of her appointment as party general secretary from where she returned only on Monday. After the return, he had met several other senior leaders besides meeting Rahul Gandhi.
Scindia meets Digvijay’s room
Jyotiraditya, who got the responsibility of Priyanka and general secretary and West UP, has got place in Digvijay Singh’s room. After leaving the room of Digvijay, Oman Chandi, in-charge of Andhra Pradesh was seated. Now Chandi and Jyotiraditya will sit in the same room. In the AIC, the controversy started by the Kisie Venugopal, he got the same room, where he had been sitting before two general secretaries.