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Charismatic, relatively more eloquent and less inhibited than her brother Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi has often been seen as the real heir to the Indira legacy.
Talking to PTI, Shiv Sena spokesperson Manisha Kayande said the Congress has strong reasons to rejoice because Priyanka Gandhi, who was so far on the periphery, will now be a part of active politics.
For Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who continues the Gandhi family legacy of active politics that began several generations ago, the formal entry into politics was two decades in the making.
Amid the chanting of slogans in praise of Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, and Sonia Gandhi, there were several rounds of sweet distribution among jubilant Congress workers.
However, Congress chief took a conciliatory tone while referring to SP-BSP alliance keeping the window for any prospective talks with it under the changed scenario open.
No tie-up with TDP: Congress to contest both assembly and Lok Sabha elections alone in Andhra Pradesh
Addressing a press conference after a meeting of the PCC office-bearers here, Chandy said they would meet again on January 31 to discuss about the poll preparations.
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi had deputed Kharge and Singhvi and had wished the opposition rally a success.
It was Gandhi's fist visit to his constituency after the party's stupendous victory in the assembly polls in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
In a significant move, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi appointed his sister Priyanka as the general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East.
Patil claimed that the Congress was 'instrumental' in registering an FIR and took action against Ganesh after looking at the 'heinous' assault on Singh.
He had worked with the Congress in Uttar Pradesh as a poll strategist before joining the Janata Dal (United).
'I am very happy that my sister Priyanka will assist me in Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha polls, she is very capable,' Rahul said.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said Congress president has opted for a family alliance after facing rejection from various parties of the proposed grand alliance.
There have been demands within the Congress for a prominent role for 47-year-old Priyanka, Rahul's sister, to revive the Congress in Uttar Pradesh which was a Congress bastion till mid-1980s.
Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee's campaign panel's chief Akhilesh Prasad Singh on Tuesday conceded that RJD is the big brother in the state.