Priyanka Gandhi Calls For "New Kind Of Politics" Ahead Of UP Visit

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was cheered by thousands as she rode in an open truck here on Monday along with her brother and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on her first visit to Uttar Pradesh after becoming the Congress General Secretary East UP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is now on Twitter.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi pulled a surprise last month by appointing his younger sister a party general secretary.

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday said she hopes to start a "new kind of politics" in Uttar Pradesh in which everyone is a stakeholder and helps to build a new future, PTI reported.

But her so-called "mission" is to revive the Congress in a state that has been pushed to the margins - and it is no easy job.

At one point at Burlington crossing, Priyanka Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Scindia and the other leaders had to lower their heads and eventually dismount from the truck to escape dangerously low hanging electric wires. "The youth of Uttar Pradesh need a roadmap for the future and the state needs change". "Come align with us and bring change to Uttar Pradesh".

The opposition Congress party is counting on the 47-year-old daughter of assassinated premier Rajiv Gandhi to boost its campaign against nationalist Hindu Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is expected to call an election in April.

Priyanka, who drew more 78,000 followers soon after joining Twitter on Monday and even before sending a single tweet, will spend three days in Lucknow meeting workers from more than 40 constituencies.

Upon being asked about the possible impact of Priyanka's entry into active politics ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Dwivedi told media persons in Basti, "For me or the BJP, Priyanka Gandhi is not an issue".

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