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Priyanka's gestating entry into active politics

Chatterbox, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Business Standard  |  New Delhi 

Last week, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visited Shimla to travel onwards to her summer cottage in Charabara. A team of architects and interior decorators accompanied her. The cottage has been in various stages of construction since 2008. What's interesting is that local Congress leaders had no information about her visit, so there were no garlands, coconuts or flowers to welcome her.

In July 2015, while describing Rahul Gandhi as a man of the masses (zameeni neta) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh had asked for Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to play a more active role in politics. Since then, there has been one yagya in Lucknow, one Facebook post by the Maharashtra unit of the party welcoming her entry into Uttar Pradesh politics and sundry other plaints to her mother, pleading for an active political role for her.

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First Published: Sat, March 12 2016. 21:30 IST