Ending years of speculation, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra formally entered politics just months ahead of the national election due by May.
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.
She was also instrumental in initiating the entry of Manpreet Badal and Navjot Singh Sidhu in the Punjab Congress.
The congress also appointed Jyotiraditya Scindia as the general secretary for Uttar Pradesh West.
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."
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.”
Priyanka Gandhi will be taking charge with effect from first week of February 2019