H D Kumaraswamy welcomes Priyanka's formal entry into politics

Kumaraswamy, whose party JDS has formed a coalition government with the Congress, congratulated Priyanka Gandhi on her appointment as AICC general secretary in charge of Uttar Pradesh (East).

Published: 23rd January 2019 06:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd January 2019 06:29 PM   |  A+A-

H D Kumaraswamy

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy. (File photo)

By PTI

BENGALURU: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Wednesday welcomed the formal entry of Priyanka Gandhi into active politics.

Kumaraswamy, whose party JDS has formed a coalition government with the Congress, congratulated Priyanka Gandhi on her appointment as AICC general secretary in charge of Uttar Pradesh (East).

"I congratulate Ms Priyanka Gandhi for her new role in the @INCIndia as AICC general secretary in charge of the Uttar Pradesh(East). I welcome her decision to join active politics," Kumaraswamy tweeted. In a statement, Karnataka Congress working president Eshwar Khandre said the party has grown stronger with the appointment of Priyanka as Congress general secretary.

Former chief minister Siddaramaiah and deputy chief minister Dr G Parameshwara too greeted Priyanka on her appointment.

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