New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Feb 20: In many ways Congress has conveyed that the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections are very important for the party and that it will not leave anything to chance. The new-found glory and confidence after it made a formidable victory in the three Hindi heartlands of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh.
In a smart strategic move, Congress strengthens team Priyanka, Jyotiraditya and appoints six AICC secretaries. Congress has appointed six AICC secretaries for Uttar Pradesh with three each being given the responsibility of UP East and UP West. As per orders of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Rana Goswami, Dhiraj Gurjar and Rohit Chaudhary have been appointed as AICC Secretaries for UP West and were attached with General Secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia.
Zubair Khan, Kumar Ashish and Bajirao Khade have been appointed as AICC Secretaries for UP East and attached with General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
If one looks at things from close quarters, with the announcement of these names, Congress has chosen a blend of experienced and low-key faces of the organisation to serve as the secretary for both regions of the politically significant Uttar Pradesh.
Designated in Scindia's team, Rana Goswami hails from Assam and has worked in Uttar Pradesh before as well. Similarly, Zubair Khan hailing from Rajasthan and a former MLA from state's Ramgarh constituency has also worked as convener secretary in Bundelkhand region.
Now it remains to be seen how helpful will these strategies prove. The inclusion of Priyanka Gandhi has infused a lot of confidence in Congress cadre and workers in Uttar Pradesh. No one can doubt the big challenge that Priyanka Gandhi is given to handle as she will directly be at loggerheads with PM Narendra Modi and UP CM Yogi Adityanath.
The otherwise low and dull UP workers have found a ray of hope in Priyanka Gandhi. And Congress knows this.