Priyanka Vadra attended the meeting of the district level vigilance and monitoring committee in Rae Bareli for the first time,leading to speculation on her possible entry into politics.
The district level vigilance and monitoring committee is chaired by the local MP and includes all MLAs from the district,chairman of the zilla panchayat and a representative of the state government as members. The DM is member secretary of the panel,which keeps a watch on the implementation of central schemes and programmes.
The MP can nominate a member from an NGO. Sonia has nominated Priyanka.
She was nominated about six months back but attended the meeting for the first time today, said Amit Kumar Gupta,Rae Bareli DM. No powers have been defined for the nominated members; all share the same role, he said.
Sources said that although it was her first meeting,Priyanka participated in the discussion and gave suggestions.
It is a very significant move and has given us hope that she will soon contest from either Rae Bareli or Amethi. She has been a regular visitor for the last one and a half years. The entire cadre in the constituency has been personally created by her, said a senior party leader.