Priyanka Gandhi Joins Congress – Everything You Need to Know

Priyanka Gandhi’s entry into politics is a big move. Here’s why.

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Well Priyanka Gandhi has officially entered politics now!

On this breaking news edition of the big story podcast we’re looking at Priyanka Gandhi’s appointment as the All India Congress Committee’s general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East. Who said what, what does this mean for the upcoming elections, and how will the BJP tackle this new development? All that and more on this breaking news edition of The Big Story podcast. Listen to the story by clicking on the player below:

“This is a big move by the Congress. Remember, this is Yogi Adityanath’s den. Banaras is Modi’s constituency. Going and campaigning against the two of them in eastern UP is a big deal. Modi has dominated the media narrative so far. This will be a real challenge to that.”
Sanjay Pugalia, Editorial Director, The Quint

The Congress president reacted by welcoming his sister into the party’s fold.

“This makes me very happy. My sister, who is a very capable politician, will be working with me. You’ve seen how the BJP has destroyed UP. We want to give UP a new direction.”
Rahul Gandhi, President, Indian National Congress

The BJP, at the outset, took a dig at the Congress on the grounds of dynasty politics.

“First Nehru, then Indira Gandhi, then Rajiv Gandhi, then Sonia Gandhi, then Rahul Gandhi, and now Priyanka Vadra. In the BJP the party is like family, but in Congress the family is the party!”
Sambit Patra, Spokesperson, BJP

Sanjay Pugalia says that the BJP’s attack will matter very little once Priyanka begins campaigning.

Listen to the podcast for the full story!

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