Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s active entry into politics is a sign that her brother the Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi had failed and Congress is desperate, on Wednesday said the ruling BJP. A spokesman of BJP, Sambit Patra said that “as the Congress is not being accepted as part of mahagathbandhan in states, a crutch is being searched in the family. Priyanka, who is from his (Rahul’s) family, is like a crutch for him.”
Mr. Patra continued, “The Congress has basically publicly announced that Rahul Gandhi has failed and needs crutches from within the family.”
He also said that Congress could not look beyond the Gandhi family, and their views, which had been demonstrated once again.
“Party is the family for the BJP whereas family is the party for Congress. All selections are done in only one family. Somewhere Rahul has failed… Who will be the next after Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, and Rahul Gandhi? Only one family. The new India is asking this question,” added Mr. Patra.
The Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi has appointed sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as Congress General Secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh. Priyanka will take charges in the first week of February.
The Congress has replaced Ashok Gehlot as AICC General Secretary with KC Venugopal. Jyotiraditya Scindia will also be party’s General Secretary along with Priyanka Gandhi but in-charge of western Uttar Pradesh.
The opposition leader in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad has been appointed as the General Secretary in-charge of Haryana, said the party.