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No immediate plans to enter electoral politics: Priyanka

Priyanka Gandhi today indicated that she has no immediate plans to enter electoral politics but was ready to campaign extensively for the Congress.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2004 01:16 PM IST

Priyanka Gandhi today indicated that she has no immediate plans to enter electoral politics but was ready to campaign extensively for the Congress.

"I am happy with the service I am rendering to the people of Amethi and Rae Bareli. I will continue the programmes I have started for women and children", she told Aaj Tak in an interview in Rae Bareli where her mother Congress President Sonia Gandhi was filing her nominations today.

To a specific query about reports that Congress has identified some 100 Lok Sabha constituencies where it wanted her to campaign, Priyanka said she has also been hearing and reading such reports.

"Right now I am in Amethi and Rae Bareli. But if the party wants that I should campaign elsewhere too, then I will definitely do so. Why not", she said.

Priyanka was profuse in her praise of her elder brother Rahul whom she described as "sincere and clean-hearted person who wanted to work for the people. I am proud of him".

She dismissed suggestions that she was not entering active politics so as to avoide creation of two separate power centres (brother and sister). "I and my brother can never be two power centres. We are one and will continue to be one throughout our life", she said

On the feel-good factor of the BJP-led coalition and whether she too felt proud of any of the actions of the NDA, Priyanka said "atleast she has not been able to recollect one.

"Whatever they have done, they have done for their Ministers.... Perhaps they have done well only for themselves", she said.

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