New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra resigned from her place because the Congress basic secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh in October 2022, earlier than Mallikarjun Kharge was elected the occasion president, ThePrint has learnt.
The occasion is with out an in-charge within the nation’s most politically dominant state for eight months.
Priyanka had tendered her resignation to then interim president Sonia Gandhi after a brand new group was appointed for the Uttar Pradesh Congress, stated two separate sources within the All India Congress Committee (AICC). She’s now searching for a brand new position in election-bound states the place she will marketing campaign as seen in Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka.
Brijlal Khabri was appointed the president of the Uttar Pradesh unit on 1 October final 12 months, changing Ajay Lallu, whereas Kharge was elected the occasion president on 19 October. Khabri’s appointment was made as per an order by Ok.C. Venugopal’s workplace. Venugopal is the overall secretary (organisation) within the occasion.
Whereas all basic secretaries and in-charges tendered their resignation to Kharge to set the ball rolling for a brand new organisational group, Priyanka had accomplished it earlier than.
“She thought that it will set a precedent as basic secretaries don’t often resign after election losses. She’s now trying to be concerned in election campaigns throughout states and should not return to UP,” stated a supply near Priyanka.
Her resignation took place seven months after the UP elections in February-March final 12 months.
In the meantime, Kharge is but to represent a brand new Congress Working Committee (CWC) and a group of basic secretaries and in-charges.
In April-Could 2022, Priyanka led the Congress marketing campaign in Uttar Pradesh together with her woman-centric Ladki Hoon, Ladd Sakti Hoon marketing campaign. The occasion fielded 40 % girls candidates for the election, however managed solely 2 seats within the 403-member Uttar Pradesh meeting. Consequently, Congress was additionally left with no member within the UP Legislative Council for the primary time ever.
For the reason that Uttar Pradesh election, Priyanka has visited Lucknow solely as soon as in final July and was final seen when the Bharat Jodo Yatra handed via the state for two days. She, nevertheless, was extensively concerned within the Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka election campaigns.
Whereas Priyanka was the principle marketing campaign face in Himachal, she introduced the Gruha Lakshmi scheme which promised minimal revenue of Rs 2,000 to all girls head of households in Karnataka. She addressed nearly 30 rallies in Karnataka, greater than Rahul Gandhi.
She’s been doing rallies in Telangana and Chhattisgarh as properly and is scheduled to go to Madhya Pradesh on 12 June.
Proper after the Uttar Pradesh election, Priyanka was additionally holding conferences with the Odisha unit of the Congress occasion which was later re-constituted.
“Her subsequent organisational position shall be determined by the Congress president, however she is eager to be within the thick of election campaigns. She is but to be provided a job, however she shall be extra concerned in election campaigns going ahead,” stated an AICC member.
(Edited by Tony Rai)
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