Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the newly appointed Congress general secretary for UP east, will launch the party’s election campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Lucknow on Feb 11.
Priyanka will hold meetings with party leaders and workers at the Congress office in Lucknow on Feb 11. She is also likely to hold a road show in the state capital that day. Priyanka plunged into active politics after she was appointed as the party general secretary on January 23. At the time of her appointment, Priyanka was out of the country.
She is holding back-to-back meetings with party officials, including her brother Rahul Gandhi, her return to India on Monday. In her first official engagement, she will attend the meeting of AICC general secretaries and in-charges of various states scheduled to be held on February 7 to plan the strategy for the Lok Sabha elections, claimed a source.
The name plate of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was put up outside the room allotted to her at Congress headquarters in New Delhi, yesterday. She has been allotted a room at the party headquarters that is adjacent to Rahul Gandhi’s room. Priyanka Gandhi’s office was previously occupied by Rahul Gandhi when he was the party vice-president of the party.
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, the then president of the grand old party occupied Rahul’s room. The previous occupants of Priyanka’s office include former Congress general secretaries Janardhan Dwivedi and Sushil Kumar Shinde.