Priyanka Gandhi Vadra: News

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is an Indian politician who serves as the General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee in Uttar Pradesh, as of 2021. She belongs to the illustrious and politically powerful Nehru family. Vadra also serves as a Trustee of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. She was born on January 12, 1972, in Delhi to Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. She is the sister of Rahul Gandhi. During the initial days of her career, Vadra visited her mother’s constituencies of Amethi and Raebareli where she directly handled the general public. She played a crucial role during the campaigning for the Indian National Congress which was led by her mother and brother during the 2004 and 2007 Indian General Elections. In 2019, Vadra officially started her political journey by becoming the General Secretary of Congress in charge of Uttar Pradesh. She is married to Robert Vadra and the couple has a daughter and a son.

02 Jun 2023

Congress Party

Wrestlers' protest: Priyanka Gandhi questions PM Modi over government's inaction

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra questioned PM Narendra Modi on Friday on the Centre's inaction against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who has been accused of sexually harassing female wrestlers.

26 May 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Delhi HC rejects Gandhis, AAP's plea against I-T assessment transfer

The Delhi High Court on Friday upheld the Income Tax Department's decision to transfer the tax assessment of Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to the Central Circle from a faceless assessment.

21 May 2023

Rajiv Gandhi

Rajiv Gandhi death anniversary: Rahul Gandhi's emotional tribute to ex-PM

On former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's 32nd death anniversary on Sunday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi paid a heartfelt tribute to his late father by sharing an emotional video that captured the iconic leader's political journey.

13 May 2023

Congress Party

'Bajrang Bali Ki Jai': Congress after taking lead in Karnataka

While the vote counting for the Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections is still underway, celebrations have begun at the Congress offices across the country.

Wrestlers v/s WFI chief: Delhi Police offers protection to complainants

The Delhi Police has provided security to seven women wrestlers—who accused the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment—following the Supreme Court's directions, India Today reported.

29 Apr 2023

Narendra Modi

Government 'protecting' WFI chief: Priyanka after meeting protesting wrestlers

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met the protesting wrestlers, including Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat, and Bajrang Punia, at Delhi's Jantar Mantar and accused the central government of protecting Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, reported PTI.

27 Apr 2023

Narendra Modi

'Tragedy, not a joke': Congress slams PM Modi's suicide joke

The Congress on Thursday criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for joking about suicide at the Republic TV conclave on Wednesday.

11 Apr 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Wayanad: Rahul Gandhi's post-disqualification 'show of strength' with rally, roadshow 

Rahul Gandhi will reportedly visit Wayanad, Kerala, on Tuesday with his sister and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

03 Apr 2023

Rahul Gandhi

RaGa defamation: Surat court to hear plea on May 3

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday filed an appeal at the sessions court in Gujarat's Surat against his conviction in a 2019 criminal defamation case.

03 Apr 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi to challenge defamation conviction in Surat court today

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will reportedly appear before Surat's sessions court on Monday to challenge his conviction in a 2019 defamation case.

27 Mar 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Congress protest over Rahul's Lok Sabha disqualification enters Day 2

The Lok Sabha will meet for the first time on Monday since the disqualification of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi as the protest by the party over the issue entered the second day.

26 Mar 2023

Congress Party

Congress's nationwide 'satyagraha': Priyanka invokes Lord Ram to counter BJP

After the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi's Lok Sabha membership, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday attacked the central government in Delhi as part of the party's nationwide satyagraha.

26 Mar 2023

Congress Party

Congress to observe 'satyagraha' across India over Rahul Gandhi's disqualification

To protest Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's disqualification as a Lok Sabha member, the party is reportedly holding a day-long satyagraha (holding onto truth) across all states and district headquarters on Sunday.

08 Mar 2023

Uttar Pradesh Police

Priyanka Gandhi's PA booked for 'misbehaving' with 'Bigg Boss' contestant

Uttar Pradesh Police booked Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's personal assistant (PA) for allegedly misbehaving and threatening Bigg Boss 16 contestant Archana Gautam.

11 Feb 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi's 'Nehru surname' jibe: Priyanka Gandhi's son dragged into row

While the controversy over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark on the Gandhi family's surname continues, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has dragged Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's son, Rehan, into it.

29 Jan 2023

Congress Party

Srinagar: Congress 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' ends, Rahul Gandhi unfurls tricolor

The Congress's ambitious Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY), led by former party chief Rahul Gandhi, came to an end on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar after nearly five months.

28 Jan 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Priyanka Gandhi joins Rahul Gandhi in J&K

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was joined by his sister and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday at the Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY) in Jammu and Kashmir's Lethpora as the foot march entered its penultimate day.

04 Jan 2023

Sonia Gandhi

Delhi: Sonia Gandhi admitted to hospital over viral respiratory infection

Ex-Congress President Sonia Gandhi was admitted to Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Wednesday, news agency PTI reported.

24 Dec 2022

Congress Party

Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra enters Delhi amid COVID-19 protocol row

Under Rahul Gandhi's leadership, Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra entered Delhi on Saturday.

Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu takes oath as 15th Himachal Pradesh CM

Former chief of Congress in Himachal Pradesh Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu was sworn in as the 15th chief minister of the Himalayan state in Shimla on Sunday.

24 Nov 2022

Rahul Gandhi

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Priyanka Gandhi joins Rahul Gandhi, Congress jubilant

The Congress turned euphoric on Thursday after Rahul Gandhi was joined by his sister and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for the Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY) for the first time.

29 Aug 2022

Sonia Gandhi

#NewsBytesExplainer: Will Congress choose a non-Gandhi as its next president?

A day after Congress announced the schedule for its presidential elections, speculations began to circulate that the grand old party may nominate a non-Gandhi party loyalist as its next chief.

24 Aug 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Gandhis fly abroad as Congress searches for next party president

Indian National Congress (INC) president Sonia Gandhi will be flying abroad for a medical checkup on Wednesday with her children Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for an undisclosed period.

13 Aug 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi tests COVID-19 positive again

Congress President Sonia Gandhi has isolated herself after testing positive for COVID-19 again.

03 Jun 2022

Sonia Gandhi

After Sonia Gandhi, now Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tests COVID-19 positive

Indian National Congress (INC) General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has tested COVID-19 positive with mild symptoms.

27 Apr 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Here's why Prashant Kishor is not joining Congress

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Tuesday declined to join the Congress and said he will not take responsibility for the 2024 general elections.

23 Apr 2022

Sonia Gandhi

PK's Congress entry almost confirmed; final decision by Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi will soon reportedly take the final call on poll strategist Prashant Kishor's entry into the grand old party.

16 Apr 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Congress asks Prashant Kishor to join party: Details here

The Congress on Saturday asked poll strategist Prashant Kishor to join the party rather than work as a consultant.

17 Feb 2022

Narendra Modi

'Maalik was clapping': Modi on Channi's 'UP, Bihar bhaiyas' remark

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hit out at Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi over his remark that he won't let "UP, Bihar Ke Bhaiyas" enter the state.

16 Feb 2022

Arvind Kejriwal

Channi's 'UP, Bihar bhaiyas' remark strikes controversy; Opposition slams Priyanka

Congress has landed into another controversy after Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said he won't let "UP, Bihar Ke Bhaiya" enter the state.

09 Feb 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Congress promises to create jobs, waive loans in UP manifesto

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra released the party's election manifesto for Uttar Pradesh polls on Wednesday.

08 Feb 2022

Narendra Modi

Priyanka Gandhi slams PM for blaming Congress for COVID-19 spread

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Monday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for blaming her party for spreading COVID-19 during the first wave by helping migrants to reach their home states.

20 Jan 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Poster girl of Congress' 'ladki hoon...' campaign joins BJP

Priyanka Maurya—the face of Congress party's "ladki hoon, lad sakti hoon" (I'm a girl and I can fight) poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh—has joined the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of state elections.

13 Jan 2022

Uttar Pradesh

UP elections: Unnao rape victim's mother among Congress poll candidates

The Indian National Congress on Thursday named the 2017 Unnao rape victim's mother, Asha Singh, as its poll candidate for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections.

10 Jan 2022

Narendra Modi

Was worried about Modi, contacted Punjab CM: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has revealed that she had contacted Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi because she was "worried" about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's security breach.

04 Jan 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Stampede-like situation at Congress' Bareilly marathon; party says 'human nature'

A stampede-like situation occurred at a "women's marathon" organized by Congress in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly on Tuesday as a few women tripped and fell while running.

12 Dec 2021


Rahul Gandhi slams BJP; says 'India of Hindus, not Hindutvavadis'

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi sharpened his attack at the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Jaipur rally Sunday.

25 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

PM lays foundation stone of Asia's biggest airport in Jewar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid the foundation stone of Noida International Airport in Uttar Pradesh's Jewar.

23 Oct 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Pratigya Yatra: Priyanka Gandhi unveils Congress' 7 UP election promises

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday flagged off the party's 'Pratigya Yatras' from Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki.

20 Oct 2021


Priyanka Gandhi allowed to visit Agra after being detained

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been allowed to visit Agra to meet the family of a man who died in police custody.

19 Oct 2021

Uttar Pradesh

UP elections: Does 40% ticket reservation for women benefit Congress?

The Indian National Congress will reserve 40% of tickets for Assembly seats in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections for women, party General-Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra announced on Tuesday.

13 Oct 2021

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi-led Congress team meets President over Lakhimpur violence

A delegation of Congress leaders led by Rahul Gandhi today met President Ram Nath Kovind over the Lakhimpur Kheri violence that claimed the lives of eight people, including four protesting farmers.

12 Oct 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Priyanka Gandhi stopped on way to Lakhimpur for prayer meet

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was reportedly stopped while on her way to attend the "antim ardas" (final prayer) of the farmers who were killed in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri earlier this month.

11 Oct 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Lakhimpur violence: Union Minister's son sent to 3-day police custody

Union Minister Ajay Mishra's son Ashish Mishra has been sent to police custody for three days over the killing of farmers in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri earlier this month.

10 Oct 2021

Narendra Modi

UP government shielding Minister's son: Priyanka Gandhi on Lakhimpur Kheri

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said Sunday that the victims of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident have no hope for justice as the UP government is shielding the accused, the son of a Union Minister.

06 Oct 2021

Rahul Gandhi

Congress delegation with Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi reaches UP's Lakhimpur Kheri

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday reached the Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh, to meet the families of those killed on Sunday.

06 Oct 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Sidhu to lead Punjab Congress march to Lakhimpur Kheri

The Punjab Congress will take out a protest march to Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri against the BJP-led government for the "brutal murders" of farmers.

05 Oct 2021

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Video shows farmers being run over by SUV

A video has surfaced on social media showing a black SUV apparently running over protesting farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh.

04 Oct 2021

Farmers Protest

Minister's son free, I'm arrested: Priyanka Gandhi on UP violence

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was arrested early Monday as she headed to meet the kin of the farmers killed in Lakhimpur Kheri yesterday.

04 Oct 2021

Yogi Adityanath

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Death toll reaches 9; murder case registered

The death toll in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence has reached nine after the body of a local journalist, who had been missing after Sunday's violence, was found Monday morning.

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