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Can Priyanka Revive Cong Fortunes?

Can Priyanka Revive Cong Fortunes?

The sudden announcement made by Congress president Rahul Gandhi appointing his sister Priyanka Gandhi as AICC general secretary and in-charge of Uttar Pradesh has rocked the country's politics and brought jubilation in the party rank and file.

At a time when Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party formed a strategic alliance in UP, keeping the Congress at bay, the entry of Priyanka is expected to bring a new lease of life for the party in India’s biggest state. If she can turnaround the party’s fortunes, she can definitely emerge as the future of the party.

For quite some, there has been a demand in the party to bring Priyanka into active politics, but she has been keeping herself away, though she had been doing backroom work for the party.

According to a party leader, only Priyanka can revive the Congress and ensure that the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty remains relevant.

Priyanka campaigned for her mother in Rae Bareli in 2014 elections and was an instant hit with the people.

She had displayed the qualities of her grandmother Indira Gandhi by mingling with the people, sharing her home-cooked meals with them, shaking hands with them and travelling in rickshaw.

The Congress party which was reduced from 206 to 44 seats in the 543-member parliament in the 2014 general elections, is desperately looking to get back its glory and may be Priyanka will become its lucky mascot.

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