Moments after Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was officially inducted into the Congress party as its General secretary for Uttar Pradesh East ahead of the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took a dig at the Gandhi family, accusing them of making Congress a 'dynastic dictatorship'.
Speaking exclusively to Republic TV, senior BJP leader Chandra Kumar Bose came hard at the Congress party for promoting one-party politics.
"It is quite expected (Priyanka Gandhi joining politics). Congress is a dynastic dictatorship. It is consisting of people from one particular family who calls the shots. In fact, we were expecting that Priyanka Gandhi will join much earlier. I think she has joined a bit late in the day. Today, Congress has a heritage. Congress has a national tradition. In fact, my great uncle Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was the last elected president of the Congress party. But today's Congress has nothing to do with the Indian National Congress. It died in 1947 as per Mahatma Gandhi. He very clearly stated after independence that the purpose of the Congress platform is over. It should be disbanded," he said.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Congress party inducted Priyanka Gandhi Vadra into politics. In an official statement, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) announced that Priyanka Gandhi has been appointed as the General secretary of Uttar Pradesh East, and will take charge from February 1.
The party also took to Twitter to inform of the new appointments and decisions.
The other major decisions also taken by the Congress President were also stated in the letter. Senior party leader KC Venugopal was appointed as the general secretary of AICC (organisation), Jyotiraditya Scindia was appointed as the General secretary of Uttar Pradesh West, while Ghulam Nabi Azad was relieved from his post of General secretary of Uttar Pradesh.