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Priyanka logs on to Twitter, garners massive response

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

on Monday joined and garnered a massive response with tens of thousands following her on the platform within hours.

Her logging on to with the account @priyankagandhi came on the day of her maiden visit to as an AICC

"Smt is now on You may follow her at @priyankagandhi," a tweet from the Congress' official Twitter handle said.

She didn't post a tweet, but followed seven people, including her Rahul as well as party leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sachin Pilot, Ashok Gehlot Randeep Singh Surjewala, and the Congress's official account.

Over 45,000 people followed her within hours of her joining the microblogging site.

Gandhi (47) and Scindia (48) took charge as AICC UP east and UP west respectively last week.

The seems to have learnt its lessons from 2014, and has been scaling up its operations on platforms to challenge the BJP on a front which has been the saffron party's forte.

has also been using Twitter for his attacks on the government and analysts credit his aggressive campaign for a turnaround of his image among the people.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 14:10 IST