Ahead of her debut, Priyanka said she hoped to usher in "new politics" in Uttar Pradesh, which Premier Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party won in 2014 national elections and again in state polls in 2017. She has so far followed seven accounts and they include Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the Congress, Ahmed Patel, Randeep S Surjewala, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot. The announcement by the Congress came on a day when Priyanka is set to start her four-day tour of Uttar Pradesh.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is yet to make any tweet, but her fan following has been increasing since she joined the platform.
At one point at Burlington crossing, Priyanka Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Scindia and the other leaders had to lower their heads and eventually dismount from the truck to escape dangerously low hanging electric wires. The Hindu nationalist BJP calls Priyanka's appointment an extension of Congress's "dynastic politics". She was appointed the general secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh East. "Everyone knows that when Priyanka Gandhi is in Delhi she wears jeans and top but dons saree and sindoor when she comes to the constituencies".
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a leader of India's main opposition Congress party, waves to her supporters during a roadshow in Lucknow.
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"Come align with us and bring change to Uttar Pradesh", he said.
Congress workers believe the induction of Priyanka, who resembles the charismatic Indira Gandhi, will boost the party's chances in the national elections.
Upon being asked about the possible impact of Priyanka's entry into active politics ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Dwivedi told media persons in Basti, "For me or the BJP, Priyanka Gandhi is not an issue".
But it won't be easy for the brother-sister combination in Uttar Pradesh, a poor state of 220 million people where two regional caste-based parties now compete for power with the BJP and Congress is only a marginal player.