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Priyanka Gandhi's Political Entry, No Surprise In Family Oriented Congress: Ravi Shankar Prasad

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| January 23 , 2019 , 18:55 IST

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday accused the Congress of doing dynasty politics. He also said that Priyanka Gandhi's appointment as General Secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh is no surprise.

Ravi Shankar Prasad Congratulated Priyanka Gandhi for her new role in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Minister said appointing office-bearers is entirely the Congress party's concern.

Speaking to media the Union Law Minister said, "Since for Congress, the party is a family concern, these kinds of postings are nothing unusual except to say with the caveat as to why she has been given the role of incharge of only eastern UP. Perhaps her persona narrates a much wider role for her."

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His remarks came after the Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday appointed Priyanka Gandhi as party General Secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh. She will take charge in the first week of February.

Earlier, Rahul Gandhi when asked if Priyanka Gandhi would contest the Lok Sabha elections said, "It depends on her. We are not going to play on the backfoot. We have not played on the backfoot in Gujarat also. We do politics for people. So we will play on the front foot."

"I am fully confident that Priyanka and Scindia will give Uttar Pradesh what the state needs and what the youth of the state need."

It is learnt that Union Minister Smriti Irani, who fought Rahul Gandhi in Amethi in the previous Lok Sabha elections in 2014 and regularly attacks the Congress for its "dynasty politics", refused to comment on Priyanka Gandhi's appointment.