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Priyanka attends Congress meet with Rahul, creates a flutter

Last updated on: January 07, 2014 17:44 IST

Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Gandhi on Tuesday joined her brother Rahul Gandhi during a meeting he was having with senior party leaders, sending a buzz in political circles.

Senior leaders Ahmed Patel and Janardan Dwivedi, along with half a dozen other general secretaries, were holding a meeting with Rahul, the party vice-president at his residence when his sister dropped in. She was there for around five minutes.

There has been speculation in recent months on whether Priyanka, who has so far confined her politics to campaign for her mother Sonia Gandhi in Rae Bareli, would take a plunge into politics full time.

Her participating in the meeting fuelled further speculation.

"She is a member of an important political family.  May be she is not seen as participating in active politics but she is an active member of Congress for long.

"She has her own opinions on political issues and she has been discussing with party workers from time to time. What is the matter of surprise if she has talked to senior leaders of the party on these issues," Congress General Secretary Janardhan Dwivedi told reporters at the daily All India Congress Committee briefing.

Senior leaders Ahmed Patel and Janardan Dwivedi, along with half a dozen other general secretaries, were holding a meeting at the party vice president's house when Priyanka dropped in. She was there for around five minutes.

There has been speculation in recent months on whether Priyanka, who has so far confined her politics to campaign for her mother Sonia Gandhi in Raebareli, would take a plunge into politics full time.

Her participating in the meeting on Tuesday fuelled further speculation. Party sources downplayed the speculation saying," the meeting was to discuss the tour programme of Congress president and Congress vice president in the coming weeks and Priyankaji just walked in towards the end of the meeting."

Image: Priyanka Gandhi