Lucknow, February 11: Newly appointed Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi today has kick-started Congress campaign for upcoming Lok Sabha elections with a roadshow in Lucknow. Congress president Rahul Gandhi, general secretary of Uttar Pradesh West Jyotiraditya Scindia and Raj Babbar have also accompanied Priyanka in the roadshow. It is Congress general secretary’s first visit to the city after taking charge. Priyanka Gandhi is 'Maa Durga Ka Roop', 'Badlaav Ki Aandhi' and More In Congress Posters Welcoming Her in Lucknow; See Pictures.
#WATCH Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh West Jyotiraditya Scindia and party President Rahul Gandhi, hold roadshow in Lucknow. pic.twitter.com/3yF6WGg9dV
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On February 6, Priyanka took charge as AICC general secretary and will helm the party's affairs in Uttar Pradesh East. Forty seven-year old Priyanka was appointed as general secretary and in-charge of Uttar Pradesh East on January 23 by Rahul Gandhi. Meanwhile, Scindia was appointed as Congress General Secretary for Western Uttar Pradesh region. KC Venugopal was appointed the Congress General Secretary (Organisation).
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Earlier in the day, the Congress general secretary also made her debut on micro-blogging site Twitter to interact directly with the masses. Today, reports also surfaced that after the entry of Priyanka into the politics, Mayawati led-Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party are reconsidering the alliance with Congress.
Priyanka, sister of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, has been away from electoral politics so far. Priyanka Gandhi has restricted her political activities to Amethi and Rae Bareli, parliamentary seats held by Rahul and her mother Sonia respectively. She also campaigned in 2017 assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, but the party did not fare well.