Monday, June 9, 2008

Priyanka Gandhi Profile, Biography, Articles

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is an Indian politician and the scions of the Nehru-Gandhi family. She was born on january 12, 1972 in Delhi and is the daughter of Rajiv and Sonia Gandhi. It is amatter of graet prides that all of her father, grandmother and great-grandfather, viz. Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, all happened to be the Prime Ministers of India once. Her mother Sonia Gandhi is at prersent the President of the Indian National Congress, and also the most prominent leader of the ruling United Progressive Alliance. Piyanka wass educatd in the Modern School, Convent of Jesus and Mary, and is also a holder of the gradutae degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi. In her personal life she is married to Robert Vadra, and have two children, Raihan and Miraya.

However, it must be said that her participation in the field of politics has aways beeen marked by ambiguity. While she was campaigning for the Congress Party on a regular basis in the province of Uttar Pradesh, initially claimed to have little interest in politics. At a 1999 campaign, she said in an interview to BBC: "I am very clear in my mind. Politics is not a strong pull, the people are. And I can do things for them without being in politics" [3]. Nonetheless, the question of her joining formal politics would be bothersome: "I have said it a thousand times, I am not interested in joining politics..." Even in the General Elections of India in 2004, she became the campaign manager of her mother and also played a great role in supervising her brother Rahul Gandhi's campaign. She is reputed as a good organizer, level headed, and is believed to be her mother's "chief advisor on political matters." Her credibility was proved when in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections Congress in spite of its worst performance in the recorded history was seen to manage winning seven seats out of ten in the Amethi Rae Bareilly region, instead of hust two in te same region in the ast 2002 Assembly elections. This sensational advancement proved Priyanka Gandhi's quiet organizational and vote-drawing ability to the highest extent.

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