Congress Favours Priyanka to Get Into Active Politics: Digvijay

Modi’s government has been high on publicity and low on performance, according to Congress leader Digvijay Singh.

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File photo of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. (Photo: Reuters)

According to Congress leader Digvijay Singh, the party favours Priyanka Gandhi Vadra getting into active politics but it has to be decided by the family. Singh said she has the potential to emerge as a mass leader.

Would Priyanka play a significant role in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections due early next year?

It’s a family decision. As far as we (Congress party) are concerned, we will be very happy if she comes into active politics.

Whether Priyanka would campaign beyond the Nehru-Gandhi pocket borough of Amethi and Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh?

The decision would be hers and the family’s.

Does Priyanka has abilities of her grandmother and former prime minister Indira Gandhi?

She has a “striking resemblance” with the former prime minister but I can’t say “just now” whether she has the same abilities.

Can Priyanka emerge as a mass leader?

She has the potential. 

Is the “delay” in Rahul Gandhi taking over as Congress President hurting the party’s prospects?

No. This is a decision to be taken by the Congress President (Sonia Gandhi) and she will take a decision when the time comes.

What do you think about exit poll results?

I don’t trust these (exit) polls. It’s (questions) too hypothetical.

Will JD(U) President and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s efforts to prop up a broad non-BJP front to defeat BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha election would be a non-starter, “given the past experiences”?

No. It’s not that. ‘Mahaghatbandan’ has worked in Bihar (Assembly elections recently).

Will the Congress be a party to such an initiative by Nitish Kumar?

It’s a policy decision to be taken by the Congress President and the Congress Working Committee.

What is your assessment of Narendra Modi government’s two-year tenure?

Very high on publicity, very low on performance.

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