Another Nehru scion enters politics, BJP calls it family rule

Published: Jan 24, 2019, 4:06 am IST

(UNI) In a strategic move to bolster its prospects in upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the opposition Congress on Wednesday appointed Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, as party general secretary in-charge of east Uttar Pradesh.

She is likely to address a public rally in Lucknow next month, marking the start of the Congress campaign.

The development comes after the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samajwadi Party formed an alliance in the state which returns the highest numbers of parliament seats.

“We will not play on the backfoot,” Congress president Rahul Gandhi told reporters in state capital Lucknow.