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Priyanka, latest Gandhi to enter politics in India, is set to invigorate Congress electoral campaign

Many political observers were caught by surprise as Mrs Priyanka Gandhi Vadra makes her political debut in eastern Uttar Pradesh.
Many political observers were caught by surprise as Mrs Priyanka Gandhi Vadra makes her political debut in eastern Uttar Pradesh.PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW DELHI - A member of the powerful Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, Mrs Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, has formally entered politics, in a surprise move that analysts say will give a big boost to the opposition Congress party.

The 47-year-old mother of two had, for the most part, stayed out of public view and surfaced mostly during election time to help campaign in the family boroughs in the central state of Uttar Pradesh.

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