Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the Congress general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East, attended an important meeting of party officials in New Delhi on Thursday. She will begin campaigning in Uttar Pradesh on Monday.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra sat far away from her brother, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, at a party meeting held on Thursday evening in New Delhi.
She sat instead next to Jyotiraditya Scindia, the MP for Guna in Madhya Pradesh. Why?
Here's what "political observers" quoted by IANS said: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was seated away from the party president deliberately.
The reason: to let senior party leaders know that they, as All India Congress Committee secretaries, were as important as she.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is, of course, the Congress general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East. She was appointed last month.
Next week, on February 11, she will begin campaigning in Uttar Pradesh. With 80 Lok Sabha seats up for grabs, the battle for this Hindi belt state is one of the most consequential in a general election.
A Lucknow roadshow is scheduled for February 11, and Priyanka Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia -- the general secretary for Uttar Pradesh West -- will take part.
Meanwhile, Priyanka Gandhi's husband Robert Vadra has been questioned by the Enforcement Directorate for two consecutive days. The Congress blames it on Prime Minister Narendra Modi being "blinded by revenge".
"Prime Minister Modi is taking out his anger due to the imminent defeat in the upcoming polls," Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said.
Courtesy : INDIA TODAY