Articles about Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

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.

Here's why Prashant Kishor is not joining Congress

27 Apr 2022

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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.

Congress announces 'Empowered Action Group' for 2024; silent on PK

25 Apr 2022

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Congress announces 'Empowered Action Group' for 2024; silent on PK

Congress held a crucial meeting on Monday during which party chief Sonia Gandhi decided to constitute an "Empowered Action Group" for the 2024 general elections.

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

23 Apr 2022

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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.

Congress asks Prashant Kishor to join party: Details here

16 Apr 2022

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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.

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

17 Feb 2022

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'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.

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

16 Feb 2022

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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.

Congress promises to create jobs, waive loans in UP manifesto

09 Feb 2022

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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.

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

08 Feb 2022

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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.

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

20 Jan 2022

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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.

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

13 Jan 2022

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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.

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

10 Jan 2022

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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.

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

04 Jan 2022

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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.

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

12 Dec 2021

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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.

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

25 Nov 2021

India
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.

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

23 Oct 2021

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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.

Priyanka Gandhi allowed to visit Agra after being detained

20 Oct 2021

India
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.

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

19 Oct 2021

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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.

Rahul Gandhi-led Congress team meets President over Lakhimpur violence

13 Oct 2021

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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.

Priyanka Gandhi stopped on way to Lakhimpur for prayer meet

12 Oct 2021

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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.

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

11 Oct 2021

India
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.

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

10 Oct 2021

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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.

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

06 Oct 2021

India
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.

Sidhu to lead Punjab Congress march to Lakhimpur Kheri

06 Oct 2021

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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.

UP: Video shows farmers being run over by SUV

05 Oct 2021

India
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.

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

04 Oct 2021

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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.

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

04 Oct 2021

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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.

Priyanka Gandhi wraps up five-day UP tour before assembly polls

13 Sep 2021

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Priyanka Gandhi wraps up five-day UP tour before assembly polls

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday left for Delhi after wrapping up her five-day tour of Uttar Pradesh during which she exhorted party workers to work round the clock for the 2022 UP Assembly polls.

Legalized loot, organized plunder: Congress on National Monetization Pipeline

24 Aug 2021

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Legalized loot, organized plunder: Congress on National Monetization Pipeline

The Congress on Tuesday described the government's infrastructure monetization plan as "legalized loot and organized plunder," alleging that the invaluable public assets created over decades are being handed over to a chosen few.

UP Congress chief accused of misbehaving with party's woman worker

17 Jul 2021

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UP Congress chief accused of misbehaving with party's woman worker

Congress leader Urusa Rana, the daughter of poet Munnawar Rana, alleged on Friday that the Uttar Pradesh Congress President, Ajay Kumar Lallu, misbehaved with her during Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's dharna at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Lucknow.

Priyanka Gandhi slams Yogi government over Agra hospital's 'mock drill'

09 Jun 2021

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Priyanka Gandhi slams Yogi government over Agra hospital's 'mock drill'

Slamming the Yogi Adityanath dispensation over the reported "mock drill" at a private hospital in Agra in which oxygen supply was allegedly cut off for five minutes, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra asked if the Uttar Pradesh government will bring out the truth and punish those guilty.

Government should save lives, not build house for PM: Priyanka

04 May 2021

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Government should save lives, not build house for PM: Priyanka

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday slammed the Centre over its Central Vista project.

Robert Vadra tests positive for COVID-19; Priyanka Gandhi self-isolates

02 Apr 2021

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Robert Vadra tests positive for COVID-19; Priyanka Gandhi self-isolates

Indian National Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Friday said that she was self-isolating after being exposed to COVID-19.

Tax officials record Robert Vadra's statement in benami properties case

04 Jan 2021

India
Tax officials record Robert Vadra's statement in benami properties case

Officials of the Income Tax department on Monday recorded businessman Robert Vadra's statement at his Delhi office in connection with the benami properties case.

Rahul Gandhi faces criticism over absence during Congress Foundation Day

28 Dec 2020

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Rahul Gandhi faces criticism over absence during Congress Foundation Day

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been facing criticism by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for his absence at the party's Foundation Day event.

After meeting with rebels, Congress begins reshuffle in 4 states

20 Dec 2020

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After meeting with rebels, Congress begins reshuffle in 4 states

The Indian National Congress party has started reshuffling leaders, beginning with organizational leadership changes in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Telangana.

Ready to work for Congress as all desire: Rahul Gandhi

19 Dec 2020

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Ready to work for Congress as all desire: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he is willing to "work for the party as all desire" at a meeting with party dissenters who wrote a letter criticizing the leadership in August.

In Congress-ruled Rajasthan, Congress trails in rural polls, BJP leads

09 Dec 2020

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In Congress-ruled Rajasthan, Congress trails in rural polls, BJP leads

In yet another bout of humiliation for Congress, which is in power in Rajasthan, the party performed poorly in the rural polls. It is said to be trailing in 21 districts where Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad elections were held.

Her own family has killed her, claims Hathras case accused

08 Oct 2020

India
Her own family has killed her, claims Hathras case accused

Amid an outpouring of grief and anger in connection to the gut-wrenching episode in Hathras, the main accused has written a letter to local police, claiming innocence and blaming the family for allegedly killing the 19-year-old Dalit woman.

Top UP officials served summons over Hathras gang-rape, hurried cremation

02 Oct 2020

India
Top UP officials served summons over Hathras gang-rape, hurried cremation

The Allahabad High Court on Thursday summoned senior officials of the Uttar Pradesh administration and high-ranked police officers in connection to the Hathras gang-rape incident and the hurried cremation of the 19-year-old Dalit victim.

Sonia Gandhi heads abroad for health check-up

12 Sep 2020

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Sonia Gandhi heads abroad for health check-up

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son and party leader Rahul Gandhi will reportedly not attend the first part of the Parliament session, which starts on Monday.

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