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Priyanka's rise is Rahul's fall in Congress: Siddharth Nath Singh

Priyanka Gandhi has been appointed as the Congress general secretary in charge of Uttar Pradesh East, marking her entry into active politics

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Congress, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Raebareli

The BJP in Uttar Pradesh Wednesday linked Congress president Rahul Gandhi's fall in his party to the rise of Priyanka Gandhi, who has been put in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

"Congratulations to on her appointment and assignment, senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and UP minister said.

However, it is also an admission that in the Gandhi family, the dependence on Rahul is over, he added.

He said Rahul Gandhi's fall is the rise of in the Congress.

The minister said can be judged from her management so far of the Rae Bareli constituency, where he claimed no development has taken place.

Singh, who is also the UP government spokesperson, was commenting on the appointment of Priyanka Gandhi as the Congress general secretary in charge of Uttar Pradesh East.

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Jyotiraditya Scindia was made the All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary for UP West.

Amethi and Rae Bareli, the two Gandhi family bastions, fall in eastern Uttar Pradesh.

"It is good that one by one Gandhi family members are being tested in Indian and are being rejected. Now is the turn of Priyanka Gandhi," Singh said.

Welcoming his sister's entry into active politics, Rahul Gandhi said he is "very happy" that she will assist him in the Lok Sabha polls.

He also called Jyotiraditya Scindia a dynamic youth leader.

First Published: Wed, January 23 2019. 16:32 IST