Prior to the expected in may, parliamentary elections in India has managed to enter the 47-year-old Priyanka Gandhi, officially, the big political stage. Gandhi, whose father Rajiv Gandhi, grandmother Indira Gandhi and great grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru government heads, has been named Chairman of the opposition Congress party in the East of Uttar Pradesh. Informally, she was already on previous electoral campaigns actively.

With more than 200 million inhabitants, the Federal state as a politically particularly important. He puts 80 deputies in the lower house in New Delhi.

the stated goal of the Congress party in the election prior to the ruling Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a nationalist lie of Prime Minister Narendra modi. Modi’s constituency is located in the East of Uttar Pradesh, in the pilgrimage city of Varanasi on the Ganges.

Rahul Gandhi, the 48-year-old brother of Priyanka Gandhi and Chairman of the Congress party, said he was “very happy” that his “extremely capable and hard-working sister” will now be working with him. The party said that Priyanka will start work in February.

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