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Is Priyanka more than a show-stopper?

If she appears pleasant, and instinctively knowing, it's because she's grown up among courtiers in the oldest court in town

Sunil Sethi 

Sunil Sethi

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s empowerment as the key party functionary in eastern Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming election campaign is the sort of news break that suddenly has the political dovecotes aflutter.

The question of will-she-won’t-she has hung so long in the air that now she’s taken the plunge intriguing speculations arise. Could Priyanka be the Congress party’s trump or Get Out of Jail card in a crucial state that returns the largest number of MPs — and where its stock fell from 21 in 2009 to an abysmal two out of 80 seats in 2014? Is she a mere ...

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First Published: Fri, January 25 2019. 23:25 IST
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