New Delhi, Feb 6: Gearing up for her task to put the Congress on the forefront in Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Congress leader and sister of party president Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday assumed office as the AICC general secretary for Uttar Pradesh east.
Mrs Vadra took charge at AICC headquarters on a day when her husband Robert Vadra was being questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with his alleged involvement in a money laundering case.
Immediately after dropping her businessman husband Robert Vadra at Enforcement Directorate office, Priyanka arrived at AICC headquarters at 24, Akbar road to a huge welcome from party workers and leaders.
According to party’s communication department, Ms Vadra started her work soon after taking over office, holding interactions with Congress workers from Uttar Pradesh.
Meanwhile, a huge crowd of party workers gathered at the AICC headquarters to welcome her soon after she arrived there.
The newly appointed general secretary has been allotted the room, next to that of Mr Gandhi. This was the room which was occupied by Rahul when he was appointed party’s vice president .
Earlier in the day, Jyotiraditya Scindia, who was also appointed the same day as general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (West) took charge at AICC headquarters.
After offering prayers, the Guna MP took charge “with the resolve of strengthening the party in the state." (UNI)