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Priyanka keeps option open on entering politics

india Updated: Apr 23, 2007 08:34 IST

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka on Sunday appeared to keep her options open on entering politics, saying a decision would be taken at the appropriate time.

Asked about her entry to politics, Priyanka, here to campaign for the Congress in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, said: "That honestly is not for me to say because I am really here as a representative of my mother and my brother in their constituencies.

"That's for the party to decide and the decision will be taken, I suppose, when the time comes," she told CNN-IBN.
Priyanka also said her brother Rahul Gandhi, the MP from Amethi, had a "big task" ahead of him in reviving the Congress' fortunes in Uttar Pradesh.

Rahul has emerged the Congress' star campaigner in Uttar Pradesh with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh describing him as the state's future.

Priyanka said the Congress needs to interact more with people. "There is a lot of organisational work that needs to be done. When I came here to fight my mother's elections, I found that the organisation was very weak and we slowly built it up," she said.

"So I think that's really what the need is. There is a need to build up the organisation and more so, to have the workers connect directly with the people."