Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot has reacted to Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra's appointment as Congress General for Uttar Pradesh (East), ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. The party had made the announcement on Wednesday.
He said "I welcome Rahul Gandhi's decision to appoint Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra's appointment as Congress General Secretary and for giving her the important responsibility of the Uttar Pradesh. The party will be energised and this decision will have a positive effect on it. I want to congratulate KC Venugopal, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Priyanka Gandhi-Vandra. Rahul Gandhi is giving opportunites to new people and influential people are getting responsibility. The appointment will not only strengthen the Congress in Uttar Pradesh but in whole India"
He said that this appointment will not only strengthen the Congress in Uttar Pradesh but in the whole of India.
Meanwhile, Jyotiraditya Scindia, who lost the Chief Minister's seat from Madhya Pradesh to senior party Kamal Nath during the assembly election, has been appointed as the General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh West. Ghulam Nabi Azad has been appointed as the GS for Haryana. The appointment letter has been officially signed by Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot.
While Priyanka Gandhi has had been involved in the decision making of the Congress party's decision along with her mother UPA chief Sonia Gandhi, now she has been entitled with an official role in the party's political affairs. She has always restricted her role in political discourses of her brother Rahul Gandhi and mother Sonia Gandhi's constituencies Amethi and Rae Bareli respectively.
This decision has come at a time when the recently formed alliance between Akhilesh Yadav's SP- Mayawati's BSP snubbed the Congress party in Uttar Pradesh and decided to contest 50:50 seats in the state, while leaving the Congress' bastions Amethi and Rae Bareli for the party.