Priyanka calls Uttar Pradesh as her 'karm-bhoomi'

Priyanka calls Uttar Pradesh as her
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To reach out to voters residing along the banks of the holy river Ganga, Priyanka launched the party's polls campaign in eastern UP with the three-day 'Ganga yatra' on boat.

Highlights: To reach out to voters residing along the banks of the holy river Ganga, Priyanka launched the party's polls campaign in eastern UP with the three-day 'Ganga yatra' on boat.

Calling Uttar Pradesh as her 'karm-bhoomi', Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's impact in the Congress is destined to develop in the long run, party leader Shashi Tharoor said in Thiruvananthapuram.

Priyanka, 47, was selected as the AICC general secretary of eastern Uttar Pradesh on January 23 this year, marking her official ticket into politics. The party is expecting that the move will improve its projections in the politically crucial state which sends 80 MPs to Lok Sabha.

"She (Priyanka) is a very impressive lady, who speaks well, speaks with confidence, idiomatic and fluent Hindi. She is very comfortable in public gaze and reminds a lot of people of her grandmother," Tharoor told when asked about Priyanka Gandhi's formal leap into politics.

"That's on the very upbeat side. Perhaps more modestly one should say, she is at the moment general secretary for one-half of Uttar Pradesh. And that's going to be her karma-bhoomi. That's where she will be working in the immediate prospect. But in long term I think her influence in the party is bound to grow and her popularity among the people has already been established," Tharoor told PTI in an exclusive interview.

To reach out to voters residing along the banks of the holy river Ganga, Priyanka launched the party's polls campaign in eastern UP with the three-day 'Ganga yatra' on boat.

"Each state has got a different logic. We have possible alliance with some parties in some states and are fighting against them in another state," he said. "There was nothing wrong in the adjustments made between the Congress and the CPI(M) in West Bengal," he added.

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