New Delhi, January 25

Having played a key role in sealing a deal with the Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra may end up contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections from Rae Bareli in place of her mother, Sonia Gandhi.

Congress announced that Priyanka will take an active role in politics. She will take part in UP election campaign along with her brother and AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

Notably, Sonia Gandhi has not been keeping well these days. Already Priyanaka is looking after many functions discharged by Sonia as also the back-end operations of Rahul’s office. She has been participating in party programmes, campaigning in Rae Bareliareli and Amethi constituencies.


According to party sources, Priyanka’s importance has increased as Sonia decided to take back seat from active politics.

Several senior Congress leaders acknowledged her ‘crucial’ role in striking an alliance with the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh.

Priyanka, Congress sources said, will campaign extensively in the polls, along with Dimple Yadav, the wife of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

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