Congress breaks silence, wants Priyanka in ‘leadership’

The party, however, is divided on the impact of Priyanka’s possible entry.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:August 8, 2014 2:45 am
Oza was responding to questions about a poster in Allahabad proclaiming that Priyanka would soon join active politics. Oza was responding to questions about a poster in Allahabad proclaiming that Priyanka would soon join active politics.

In a significant departure from its earlier stand, the Congress on Thursday said it wants Priyanka Vadra to assume a “leadership role” in the party. In the past, the party always maintained that it was up to Priyanka to take a decision on the issue.

Stating that Congress workers always wanted “all members of the Gandhi family” to enter politics, party spokesperson Shobha Oza said, “Be it the demand for Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi earlier or now  Priyanka, we want that all three of them should take up a leadership role in the party.”

Oza was responding to questions about a poster in Allahabad proclaiming that Priyanka would soon join active politics. The poster read, “Congress ka moon, Priyanka is coming soon.”

The party, however, is divided on the impact of Priyanka’s possible entry. Many feel it would mean admitting Rahul’s failure, while some are apprehensive about how the youth will see the entry of another Nehru-Gandhi family member.

While the family remains tight-lipped on the issue, Priyanka continues to attend internal meetings, quietly helping Rahul in planning the revival of the Congress.

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    Anonymous
    Aug 8, 2014 at 6:54 am
    It is clear that congress is bankrupt of good people can only go by genetic dynasty. The party does not deserve to survive!!
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    TIHARwale
    Aug 8, 2014 at 7:28 am
    Till Congress President disowns Robert Vadra like they did to Natwar Singh when food for oil scam linked Natwar Singh rill then hi family will not be trusted like earlier times.
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    S.Gonesh
    Aug 8, 2014 at 6:21 am
    Hindustan reject all anti-Hindus. You future demand ananti-free Hindu Bharat. Hindus, get up and unite. Theremust be no place for enemies, the killers of Hindu Dharma.
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    Mouli
    Aug 7, 2014 at 11:53 pm
    The Congress Party embodies a culture of sycophancy that is so deable it makes me sick in my stomach to think that my great nation was led by these morons for so many decades.
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    Mike Fun
    Aug 8, 2014 at 1:24 am
    Why pay so much attention to Congress? AIDMK and similar regional parties have almost the same MP's. This is a dead party. Priyanka is as incompetent as her other relatives. Get rid of the family and we might have a viable opposition.
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    Girish Phalke
    Aug 8, 2014 at 7:31 am
    Priyanka Robert Vadra
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    Gandhi Thangarajoo
    Aug 9, 2014 at 12:35 pm
    support mody changes are imminent
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    Krishna Iyer
    Aug 9, 2014 at 7:42 am
    Congress is an orphan without the hi name. Shame.
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