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At AICC meet, Priyanka seated away from Rahul

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Newly appointed AICC in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi, was on Thursday allotted a seat away from during an important party meet here.

Priyanka was given a seat next to Jyotiraditya Scindia, in charge of western Uttar Pradesh, in the middle of the right side row.

Rahul Gandhi, K.C. Venugopal, and were seated on the front.

Political observers say Priyanka was deliberately not seated next to Rahul but away from him to give a message to senior party leaders that as the Committee (AICC) Secretaries, they are as important as who is also a

Earlier, soon after her appointment at the General Secretary, Priyanka was allotted a room next to that of Rahul Gandhi's at the The room was earlier used by Rahul when he was the party Vice

However, was also allotted an office in the same room, in a way to show that as in-charges, both he and Priyanka are on the same pedestal.

In another gesture, when arrived from the meet, the SPG personnel tried to hold an umbrella over Rahul as it was raining, but he ignored it and walked in the rain to show respect towards hundreds of party workers who had gathered here to greet him and Priyanka.

Rahul is holding a meeting with all the Secretaries in charge of all the states in preparation of the coming polls.

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First Published: Thu, February 07 2019. 17:42 IST
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