Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was recently allotted her own room at the Congress headquarters in Delhi. Her office is right next to that of her brother and Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who used Priyanka’s room when he was general secretary and used to work under Sonia Gandhi. Priyanka Gandhi is currently preparing for her debut as general secretary in charge of the party’s national election campaign in vital half of Uttar Pradesh.
The nameplate of Priyanka Gandhi was put up a day before she was about to have a meeting with Rahul Gandhi and other party leaders. That meeting will be regarding the Lok Sabha Polls and will be a two day event, the second meeting will happen on Saturday.
The room has pictures of former Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi and also of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi. There is a picture of Rahul Gandhi on the table and she may decide to add more pictures. The room was occupied by several Congress leaders including A.K. Antony, Janardan Dwivedi and Suhshil Kumar Shinde in the past.
Party sources said she will decide on her team and staff after taking charge of the office but there is speculation that AICC Grievances Cell chief Archana Dalmia and Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev would be part of her team. It remains to be seen how often Priyanka Gandhi will visit her office. Rahul Gandhi, who was appointed General Secretary in 2007 and later Vice President in 2013, came to the office a few times every month depending on his schedule and engagements.