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Highlights| Priyanka to work hard to give UP Congress CM: Rahul Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was on Wednesday appointed AICC general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East by her brother and party chief Rahul Gandhi, the party said.

By HT Correspondent | Jan 23, 2019 19:27 IST
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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was on Wednesday appointed AICC general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East by her brother and party chief Rahul Gandhi, the party said.

Jyotiraditya Scindia was appointed AICC general secretary for UP West, a party spokesperson said.

The party also replaced Ashok Gehlot as AICC general secretary Organisation with K C Venugopal. Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad was appointed AICC general secretary in charge of Haryana, the party said.

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7:22 pm IST

Priyanka to work hard to give UP Congress CM: Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said his sister Priyanka Gandhi, appointed General Secretary of the party in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, will now ensure that a Congress Chief Minister gets to rule Uttar Pradesh.

6:57 pm IST

Puducherry CM hails Priyanka’s appointment

Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy hailed Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s appointment and said the party would stage a comeback in the coming Lok Sabha elections.

6:39 pm IST

Priyanka’s appointment no challenge to us: UP BJP chief

UP BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey called her appointment as the Congress general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East the party’s internal matter. But, he added, it indicated that the Congress is yet to come out from the family syndrome.

“Sonia has now roped in her daughter. Nothing will materialise from this. Priyanka is not even a one per cent challenge,” he told reporters in Lucknow..

6:21 pm IST

Kumaraswamy welcomes Priyanka’s formal entry into politics

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Wednesday welcomed the formal entry of Priyanka Gandhi into active politics.

“I congratulate Ms Priyanka Gandhi for her new role in the @INCIndia as AICC general secretary in charge of the Uttar Pradesh(East). I welcome her decision to join active politics,” Kumaraswamy tweeted.

6:16 pm IST

Congress in Kerala welcomes Priyanka’s appointment as AICC general secretary

The Congress in Kerala Wednesday welcomed the party’s decision appointing Priyanka Gandhi as AICC general secretary in charge of Uttar Pradesh East, but said it should have come earlier.

“Priyanka Gandhi is a person with public acceptance. For a long time the Congress workers had been wanting that she should come into the leadership role,” Congress’ state president Mullapally Ramachandran told reporters in Kozhikode.

6:05 pm IST

‘Always by your side’: Robert Vadra congratulates wife Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s husband Robert Vadra writes on Facebook post: “Congratulations P... always by your side in every phase of your life. Give it your best.”

5:56 pm IST

Priyanka’s appointment is dynastic politics: Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Wednesday said Priyanka Gandhi’s appointment as AICC general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East was a step that took forward dynastic politics.

5:49 pm IST

Welcome Priyanka Gandhi to the rough and tumble of politics: Mehbooba Mufti

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti tweets: Welcome Priyanka Gandhi to the rough and tumble of politics. She brings with her the grace of Gandhi Nehru lineage and her immense personal charm. Wish her the best. Could she become the Xfactor of 2019 poll battle?

5:41 pm IST

Uttar Pradesh is central to building a new hope filled and compassionate India: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi tweets: UP is central to building a new hope filled & compassionate India. The new UP AICC team lead by Priyanka & Jyotiraditya, will herald the dawn of a new kind of politics in the state. We will offer the youth in UP a dynamic new platform to transform the state.

5:26 pm IST

Prashant Kishore describes Priyanka Gandhi’s appointment as “one of the most awaited entries in Indian politics”

Janata Dal (United) vice president Prashant Kishor has described the appointment of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as Congress’ general secretary in-charge of east Uttar Pradesh as “one of the most awaited entries in Indian politics”.

5:07 pm IST

Priyanka, Scindia as general secretaries big boost to Congress poll prospects: Kamal Nath

Priyanka, Scindia as general secretaries big boost to Congress poll prospects: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath.

5:02 pm IST

Priyanka is a terrific role model world over: Navjot Singh Sidhu

Navjot Singh Sidhu tweets: She is a terrific role model world over and her charisma & magnetism will be the spark that ignites the Congress.

4:57 pm IST

Everyone in Congress is thrilled and inspired by the good news: Navjot Singh Sidhu

Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu tweets: This is a boon for me... everyone in the Congress is thrilled and inspired by the good news... it is a shot in the arm... the catalyst that will galvanise the party and infuse fresh spirits in our veins.

4:52pm IST

Congress will try to place its Chief Minister in Uttar Pradesh: Rahul Gandhi

Priyanka has become general secretary of Uttar Pradesh. Now Congress will try to place its Chief Minister here, says Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

4:47 pm IST

Gandhi family members are being tested in Indian politics and are being rejected: Siddhartha Nath Singh

Siddhartha Nath Singh says,”One by one Gandhi family members are being tested in Indian politics and are being rejected. Now is the turn of Priyanka Gandhi.

4:37 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi’s fall is the rise of Priyanka Gandhi in Congress: Siddhartha Nath Singh

Uttar Pradesh minister Siddhartha Nath Singh says Rahul Gandhi’s fall is the rise of Priyanka Gandhi in Congress. “Very soon Congress workers throughout UP would understand why Rae Bareilly doesn’t cheer for Priyanka any more,” he said.

4:28 pm IST

Ravi Shankar Prasad wishes good luck to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says, “Priyanka Ji has become General Secretary, my good-luck to her. Since party is a family concern, these kinds of postings are nothing unusual, except to say with a caveat, why she has been given limited role of only Eastern Uttar Pradesh? Perhaps her persona merited a wider role for her.”

4:16 pm IST

Congress party workers celebrate outside party headquarters in Delhi

Delhi: Congress party workers celebrate outside party headquarters after Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed party’s General Secretary for Eastern Uttar Pradesh today.

3:30 pm IST

Stamp by Congress on Rahul’s failure: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

“It’s a stamp by Congress and Rahul Gandhi on his utter failure,the fact that no ‘gathbandhan’ wants to shake hands with Congress in any state,they were becoming irrelevant,they had to play this Eastern UP card,to insure Rahul & Sonia Ji’s seats,” said Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal

3:05 pm IST

Brilliant step by Rahul Gandhi: Renuka Choudhary

“It is a brilliant step by Rahul Ji, the BJP is rattled, it shouldn’t come as a surprise, this decision is something that has been speculated forever, and I think we should all wait for more surprises just before the elections,” said Congress’ Renuka Choudhary on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s appointment.

3:02 pm IST

‘Indira is back’: Congress workers hold up posters

Posters seen at Congress office in Lucknow after Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed party’s General Secretary for Eastern Uttar Pradesh.

2:51 pm IST

Special congrats to Priyanka Gandhi: Capt.Amarinder Singh

“Congratulations to Congress leaders appointed by Rahul Gandhi as in-charge of various states ahead of Lok Sabha polls. Special congrats to Priyanka Gandhi on being appointed AICC General Secretary in-charge of UP East. Her appointment will help rejuvenate the party across the country” tweeted Capt.Amarinder Singh.

2:45 pm IST

Everyone knows how this household company works: JP Nadda

“Priyanka Gandhi officially becomes General Secretary of Congress , but everyone knows how this household company works. It is also first official declaration from Congress that Rahul ji has failed, he should tell what is his view of Parivarwadi soch?” said BJP UP incharge JP Nadda.

2:34 pm IST

Congress workers celebrate in Raebareli

Congress workers in Raebareli celebrated after Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed the party’s General Secretary for Eastern Uttar Pradesh.

2:30 pm IST

Sachin Pilot congratulates Priyanka

“Congratulations to Priyanka Gandhi for being appointed as the AICC general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East . I wish for a bright future you” tweeted Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot.

2:25 pm IST

Surjewala congratulates K C Venugopal, Scindia, Priyanka

“My Heartiest Congratulations to K C Venugopal on his appointment as AICC Gen Sec (org), Jyotiraditya Scindia for his appointment as AICC Gen Sec (UP-W) and Smt. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for her appointment as AICC Gen Sec (UP-E) & I welcome Ghulam Nabi Azad as AICC Gen Sec,Haryana.,” tweeted Randeep Singh Surjewala.

2:15 pm IST

‘We’re fired up and ready to go’: Congress

2:05 pm IST

Priyanka Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia are powerful leaders: Rahul Gandhi

“Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia are powerful leaders. We wanted the young leaders to change Uttar Pradesh politics,” said Rahul Gandhi after Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was on Wednesday appointed AICC general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East and Jyotiraditya Scindia for UP West.

2:03 pm IST

She is capable: Rahul Gandhi on sister Priyanka’s political debut

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday welcomed the appointment of his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as general secretary in charge of Uttar Pradesh (East ) saying that she was capable.

1:59 pm IST

Expected, Congress all about promoting dynasty: Sambit Patra, BJP

“Expected, to promote dynasty is what Congress is all about. They consider family as the party while BJP considers party as the family. Congress has accepted that Rahul Gandhi Ji has failed,” said BJP’s Sambit Patra

1:56 pm IST

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s appointment will help Congress revival: Rajeev Shukla

“This (Priyanka Gandhi Vadra being appointed as Congress General Secretary for Eastern UP) will help in revival of Congress not only in Uttar Pradesh but the entire country. She will take charge after Feb 1 once she returns from abroad,” said Congress leader Rajeev Shukla.

1:50 pm IST

Robert Vadra congratulates wife Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Robert Vadra in a Facebook post congratulated his wife Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on being appointed as Congress General Secretary for Eastern Uttar Pradesh.

1:47 pm IST

Important responsibility given to Priyanka: Congress leader Motilal Vohra

“The responsibility given to Priyanka ji is very important. This will not only have an effect on eastern Uttar Pradesh but also other regions,” said senior Congress leader Motilal Vohra on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s appointment as Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh East.

1:46 pm IST

Priyanka to take over in first week of Feb

Priyanka Gandhi will take over as AICC general secretary for UP East in the first week of February, the party said.

1:42 pm IST

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be a game changer, say partymen

“We have been demanding this. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been active. The decision to appoint her incharge for east UP will be a game changer. We are in a joyous mood and partymen are celebrating this,” said Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee spokesman Peeyush Mishra.

1:40 pm IST

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra appointed AICC general secretary for UP East

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was on Wednesday appointed AICC general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East .