Priyanka can help in defeating BJP, says Kharge

Hyderabad: Welcoming Priyanka Gandhi Vadras plunge into politics, leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said her entry would enthuse the youth and help in defeating the BJP.

”It is a good thing. Timely, Rahul Gandhi ji acted…we all welcome whole-heartedly and we will give full support to her (Priyanka) to destroy the RSS and the BJP,” he said. Kharge further said now that Priyanka Gandhi has come, the BJP would get the feeling that it has one more leader to face, one who can speak against them.

Earlier, Congress president Rahul Gandhi appointed Priyanka as the party general secretary in-charge of the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh. The announcement of her appointment was welcomed by Congress leaders and workers at Gandhi Bhavan, the party headquarters here in Telangana. The party leaders and workers raised slogans in support of Priyanka and distributed sweets.

Kharge was speaking on the sidelines of the centenary celebrations of former MLA in undivided Andhra Pradesh and Republican Party of India (RPI) leader Eshwari Bai. Kharge, who watched a short film on the life of Bai on the occasion, said the departed leader fought for Telangana and the principles of Bharat Ratna B R Ambedkar and the cause of the under-privileged. Telangana came into existence because of the efforts of leaders like Bai, he said. Former Union Minister S Jaipal Reddy and Bai’s daughter and senior Congress leader J Geeta Reddy were among those who were present on the occasion.