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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra


About Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is the daughter of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and UPA Chairperson Ms. Sonia Gandhi. AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi is her brother. She is the wife of businessman Robert Vadra.

Professional Biography

Election campaigning

Priyanka Gandhi campaigned for Sonia in 1999 and 2004 parliamentary elections.

In September 2012, she denied rumors that she would join active politics. Priyanka Gandhi said that she would look after the constituencies represented by her mother and brother as she did earlier. "I have been doing so since 1991. As there have been organisational issues lately, I will be travelling to Rae Bareli now and then to look into them,"she said.

2009 Indian Parliament Elections campaigning

During her April 09 election campaign, she termed development is an election issue and urged people to vote strictly on the issue of development.

2014 Elections

Like the previous elections, Priyanka Gandhi stayed away from contesting and instead campaigned for the party. Though her brother Rahul Gandhi requested her to contest, Priyanka chose to stay away and told the media that it was a personal decision.

At an electoral campaign in Rae Bareli, Priyanka Gandhi broke her silence on the opposition party's continuous political attacks on her husband Robert Vadra. Addressing a gathering, Priyanka said that she has been humiliated but said that it will only make her stronger. Invoking her grand mother's name, Priyanka Gandhi said that she learnt from Indira Gandhi that truth becomes courage and it prevails in the end.

Priyanka Gandhi took dig at Narendra Modi saying that one doesn't need a 56-inch chest but a big heart to run the country. Priyanka was referring to Modi's remarks at Gorakhpur rally when he said that it would take a 56-inch chest to convert UP into Gujarat. Apr 27, 2014

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Priyanka Gandhi defends Rahul over manifesto tearing episode
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Priyanka Gandhi hopeful of Congress winning all seats from Amethi
Priyanka Gandhi, the star campaigner for the Congress in Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday expressed hope of the party winning all seats from their family bastion, Amethi, in the ongoing state assembly polls.

Defiant Rahul Gandhi says will keep visiting villages in UP
A defiant Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has said that he would continue to visit villages and the downtrodden despite being mocked by opposition parties during his election campaign in Uttar Pradesh.

Robert Vadra stopped in UP for violating model code of conduct
Priyanka Gandhi's husband Robert Vadra was stopped by an election observer in the Salon area of Uttar Pradesh's Amethi District for violating the Election Commission's model code of conduct.

BSP leader Mishra accuses Congress of short-changing UP over fund allocation
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra has accused the Congress-led Central Government of short-changing Uttar Pradesh over allocation of funds to the state.

No difference between Congress and BSP, says BJP
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today hit out at Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Congress in Uttar Pradesh, for their failure to address the problems of the common man, saying that there is no apparent difference between the two political rivals.

Priyanka Gandhi slams opposition for targeting Chidambaram
Priyanka Gandhi, the star campaigner for the Congress in Uttar Pradesh, said on Sunday that she expected the party to win more assembly election seats this year than it did in the last elections in 2007.

'Priyanka has every right to campaign for Rahul', says Singhvi
Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Tuesday said Priyanka Gandhi had every right to campaign for her brother Rahul Gandhi in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.

'Will do anything to help Rahul in polls', says Priyanka
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's sister Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday said she will do anything to help her brother in the upcoming assembly elections.

Priyanka Gandhi begins campaigning in UP
In an endeavor to reach out to the voters ahead of the upcoming state assembly polls, Priyanka Gandhi today began her tour of Congress strongholds Amethi and Rae Bareli in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.

Congress slams Rajnath Singh for having links with Ramdev's assaulter
Congress Party on Sunday slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader Rajnath Singh for having links with yoga guru Baba Ramdev's assailant, after his photograph with Singh appeared in the media.

Rahul Gandhi meets specially-abled recipients of three-wheeler scooters
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday met specially-abled persons in New Delhi, who had received three-wheeler scooters from a NGO.

Bangladesh PM prays for Sonia Gandhi's early recovery
Bangaldesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed has wished for the early and speedy recovery of Congress party president Sonia Gandhi.

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