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Priyanka Gandhi: Rejuvenation of Congress or the last resort?

Priyanka Gandhi: Rejuvenation of Congress or the last retort?

Priyanka Gandhi was anointed officially the General Secretary of the Congress party and in charge of Eastern Uttar Pradesh Congress. It should be noted that Congress is in a shambles in that part of the state and it is expected that Priyanka will have a major positive impact. This should be noted that Eastern UP includes both seats of Yogi’s Gorakhpur and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Varanasi. It is obvious that this is going to be a prestige issue for both Congress and BJP.  Political commentators are speculating that Priyanka Gandhi will be playing a crucial role in the Congress’s strategy for the forthcoming parliamentary polls, Congress is trying to project Priyanka Gandhi as a true descendant of her grandmother Mrs. Indira Gandhi and this may be an Rejuvenation strategy to further establish Priyanka Gandhi ’s niche in national mainstream politics.
The positive side of this coronation is that the young members of the grand old party will feel rejuvenated with a new shot of energy. However, there is also going to be some negative fallout and that is going to be her husband Robert Vadra’s factor. This is being said that BJP in all likelihood will have the investigating agency to dig out the files against Vadra which may prove to be the Achilles heels of the Congress party.
Prime Minister  Narendra Modi has already attacked this development by saying that, “ Priyanka Gandhi’s induction further stresses the importance of the dynasty for Congress, he said for Congress, the family is the party while for BJP the party is the family.
It is inevitable that due to the uncanny resemblance of Priyanka Gandhi with Indira Gandhi will also draw comparisons of their functioning styles, youth brigade of the party is surely energized.
With this move, the Congress has underscored its intent to give a serious fight to the ruling regime. As we all know that situation of Congress  in UP is rather fragile and it has been so for the past decade, observers are thinking that Priyanka’s induction will bring back the party into reckoning, Priyanka has that ability to mix with the masses which should bring back a lot of lost support , the Mayavati  Akhilesh alliance seems to be looking forward to the next move that the Congress is likely to make, in this regard Rahul Gandhi has already categorically announced that he is hoping to support  the SP BSP alliance wherever it is needed. He emphasized that both of them have the common goal of defeating the BJP. Meanwhile, West Bengal’s CM Mamta Banerjee has welcomed this move. People are skeptical and naysayers are saying that entry of Priyanka Gandhi will undermine entry of Rahul Gandhi but if one goes by hierarchy that is unlikely to happen as it is known that Rahul Gandhi has always been confabulating with Priyanka before taking any decision, a case in this point is the recent appointment of CMs of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
All said and done forthcoming polls will be very high octane political drama and we can expect to see some fiery speeches from Priyanka Gandhi who has already proved her metal in addressing large crowds and as far as her oratory is concerned. 

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Barkha Arora

She has been there and done that. After graduating from Delhi University she completed her diploma in Journalism from Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, Delhi. Down the line, she completed her internship with National Herald and Akshar Bharat, multilingual newspapers successfully and went on to Join Mainline Business daily, Business Standard newspaper. She has also dabbled in image management and brand consultancy. Apart from being a prolific writer on lifestyle entertainment, lifestyle, travel and politics remain her forte.

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