The Congress has made a solid move against the opposition for the upcoming 2019 elections.

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Ending years of speculation, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra formally entered politics just months ahead of the national election due by May.

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The Congress appointed her the general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East

Priyanka Gandhi was earlier actively involved in key decision making in the party along with her mother and brother.

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She was also instrumental in initiating the entry of Manpreet Badal and Navjot Singh Sidhu in the Punjab Congress.

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The congress also appointed Jyotiraditya Scindia as the general secretary for Uttar Pradesh West.

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Commenting on Priyanka's appointment, Rahul Gandhi said, "I am very happy that my sister Priyanka will assist me in UP in the Lok Sabha polls. she is very capable."

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Meanwhile, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said, “As the Congress is not being accepted as part of mahagathbandhan in states, a crutch is being searched in the family. Priyanka, who is from his (Rahul's) family, is like a crutch for him.”

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Priyanka Gandhi will be taking charge with effect from first week of February 2019

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