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Priyanka Gandhi logs in to Twitter

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Logging into the with a profile on Monday, has amassed over 1 lakh followers and the count is increasing every second.

Priyanka's debut came on a day when she and her brother and held a road show in to sound their party's poll bugle in Uttar Pradesh, the state that sends 80 members to the

Yet to post her first tweet, Priyanka is following only seven people -- all from her party -- on These include the handle, her brother Rahul Gandhi, Ashok Gehlot, his deputy Sachin Pilot, Randeep Singh Surjewala, member and

Among her prominent followers are former Jammu & and

Shashi Tharoor, among the first Indian politicians to join the Twitter bandwagon, welcomed to the microblogging site.

"Pleased to welcome @priyankagandhi to @twitter. It was once a lonely furrow for a to plough -- glad to see @INCIndia stalwarts now all take to it with enthusiasm," tweeted Tharoor who incidentally is yet to be followed by Priyanka.

Realising the importance of in shaping narratives and sensitising the populace, politicians cutting across party lines have been using the platform to reach out to the people.

with a following of 45.4 million, tops the list of Indian leaders who use Twitter. with 8.47 million followers is way behind Modi.

Tasked with reviving the party's fortunes in eastern UP, the turf of and BJP's Hindutva posterboy Yogi Adityanath, Priyanka will be interacting with party leaders and workers in for three days, starting February 12, along with Jyotiraditya Scindia, the in charge of western UP.



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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 19:52 IST