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'Better late than never', says Kharge as Priyanka Gandhi begins her political innings

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

"Better late than never", is how on Monday described the entry of Vadra into politics, as she began her maiden tour of after she became the of the party.

Priyanka was made in charge of east by her brother and last month.

"The people expected her to come sooner. Der aaye durust aaye (better late than never). People are seeing her like (her grandmother and former prime minister) She has a soft behaviour and she talks well and the people in the party see her as a big asset.

"She will make more powerful. If the country has to develop then it needs the leadership of both and Priyanka Gandhi," Kharge told reporters at the venue of and Chandrababu Naidu's fast in

Priyanka made her debut in Uttar Pradesh's political arena as Congress with a grand road show on Monday, raising hopes of a turnaround in the party's fortunes, as her asserted that it was the time to uproot the BJP and form the government in the state.

Virtually launching the party's Lok Sabha poll campaign, Priyanka, accompanied by Rahul and Jyotiraditya Scindia, party in-charge of the state's western region, was the cynosure of many eyes with thousands of onlookers, including enthusiastic party workers, jostling to get a glimpse and capture the image of the 47-year-old beaming in their phones.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 22:45 IST