Priyanka is second Indira Gandhi, claim Congress workers
Congress workers at Amethi welcomed this development with open arms. According to ANI, some workers said, "Priyanka Gandhi aandhi hai, doosri Indira Gandhi hai (Priyanka Gandhi is a storm, second Indira Gandhi)."
Senior Congress leader Motilal Vohra said Priyanka has been given an important responsibility. "This will not only have an effect on eastern Uttar Pradesh but also other regions," he claimed.
Robert Vadra congratulates wife Priyanka
Robert Vadra in a Facebook post congratulates wife Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on being appointed as Congress General Secretary for Eastern Uttar Pradesh. pic.twitter.com/9gux2pXfk2
Meanwhile, Jyotiraditya Scindia becomes General Secretary for UP West
The press release of Congress revealed another important decision. Jyotiraditya Scindia, who was a CM contender in Madhya Pradesh, has been appointed as General Secretary for UP West. He will take office immediately.
Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was the AICC General Secretary for UP, has been made the AICC General Secretary for Haryana.
The party thanked him for his contributions.
UP East includes Varanasi, PM Modi's constituency
UP East, the area for which Priyanka will be responsible, includes Varanasi, the constituency held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It also nestles areas which are considered the fiefdom of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Notably, in 2014, Congress was decimated in UP. It won just 2 seats.
Snubbed by BSP-SP and faced with BJP, Congress is clearly pulling out all big guns.