Scindia takes charge as AICC general-secretary, resolves to strengthen party
(Sourced from PTI)
Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia today took charge as the All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary in-charge for Uttar Pradesh West with a "resolve to strengthen the party in the state". Scindia's appointment was made along with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who was made the general secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh East, on January 23. Scindia (48) is an MP from Guna, Madhya Pradesh.
Eastern Uttar Pradesh is home to the constituencies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Soon after assuming the new charge at the Congress headquarters in New Delhi, Scindia performed a 'Ganesh pooja'. Scindia even shared a video of the prayer ceremony on Twitter. He later met some party workers, including those from western Uttar Pradesh.
AICC कार्यालय नई दिल्ली में आज मंगलकर्ता गजानन गणेश जी की पूजा के साथ कांग्रेस के राष्ट्रीय महासचिव के रूप में पार्टी को और मजबूत करने के संकल्प के साथ कार्य प्रारंभ किया। pic.twitter.com/4cIUAzH3BL— Jyotiraditya Scindia (@JM_Scindia) February 6, 2019
Scindia said the Congress has a good opportunity to come back in the reckoning in UP by winning a number of Lok Sabha seats to form the government at the Center and then in the state in 2022. Scindia has been entrusted with the onerous task to strengthen Congress in western UP where it didn't win any seat in the last Lok Sabha elections.
Scindia's skills will be put to test in putting up a good show by winning a few crucial seats in upcoming general elections. One of the main contenders for the chief minister's post in Madhya Pradesh after the Assembly elections last year, he settled for a central role along with Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Scindia is already party's chief whip in Lok Sabha.