52,000 followers and counting, Twitter welcomes Priyanka Gandhi
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52,000 followers and counting, Twitter welcomes Priyanka Gandhi

She didn’t post a tweet, but followed seven people, including her brother and party chief Rahul Gandhi as well as party leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sachin Pilot, Ashok Gehlot Randeep Singh Surjewala, Ahmed Patel and the Congress’s official account.

lok sabha elections Updated: Feb 11, 2019 14:48 IST
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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra began her visit to the state with a roadshow in Lucknow .(ANI)

Congress’ general secretary in-charge of east Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra joined Twitter on Monday coinciding with her mega rally on her first visit to the state after making her political debut.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra already has more than 52,000 followers on the social networking site. “Smt Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is now on Twitter. You may follow her at @priyankagandhi,” a tweet from the Congress’ official Twitter handle said.

She didn’t post a tweet, but followed seven people, including her brother and party chief Rahul Gandhi as well as party leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sachin Pilot, Ashok Gehlot Randeep Singh Surjewala, Ahmed Patel and the Congress’s official account.

Last month, Congress president Rahul Gandhi had announced the appointment of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Jyotiraditya Scindia as the in-charges for east and west Uttar Pradesh, a politically crucial state that sends 80 lawmakers to the Lok Sabha, respectively.

Expected to boost her party’s chances in the upcoming Lok Sabha election, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will begin her visit to the state by a roadshow through the streets of the state capital. She will be accompanied by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia.

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Priyanka Gandhi and Scindia will be in Uttar Pradesh for the next three days holding meetings with office bearers and party leaders and workers from the eastern part of the state and chalking out a strategy for the upcoming general election. Rahul Gandhi has said he tasked both Priyanka and Jyotiraditya with a mission after he announced their appointment.

“I have not sent Priyanka and Jyotiraditya to UP for two months. I have given a mission to them. They are very powerful leaders of the party and I trust they will work for the state. We want to change the state’s politics with these young leaders,” he had said, adding that he had asked them to work to form the Congress government in UP in the next assembly elections.

Priyanka’s Twitter debut came after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati joined Twitter earlier last month. She joined Twitter on January 22.

First Published: Feb 11, 2019 12:33 IST