Calling Priyanka Gandhi’s entry, “one of the most awaited in Indian politics”, after she was appointed as the All India Congress Committee General Secretary, Uttar Pradesh East, political strategist Prashant Kishore extended his best wishes and congratulated her.
Prashant Kishor, the Janata Dal (United) Vice President, tweeted, “While people may debate the timing, exact role and position, to me, the real news is that she finally decided to take the plunge!”.
One of the most awaited entries in Indian politics is finally here! While people may debate the timing, exact role and position, to me, the real news is that she finally decided to take the plunge! Congratulations and best wishes to Priyanka Gandhi.
— Prashant Kishor (@PrashantKishor) January 23, 2019
The tweet came in just hours after Rahul Gandhi appointed Priyanka Gandhi for the prestigious post. According to statement by Congress, she will take the charge in the first week of February.
“Honourable Congress president has appointed Shrimati Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as AICC General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh East,” the party had said in an official release signed by General Secretary Ashok Gehlot.
The party also appointed senior leader Jyotiraditya Scindia as AICC General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh West and shifted Ghulam Nabi Azad to oversee poll preparations in Haryana to make way for the young guns.