Congress party favours Priyanka Gandhi Vadra getting into active politics , but it has to be decided by the family, according to senior party leader Digvijaya Singh .
The AICC general secretary said Priyanka has the potential to emerge as a mass leader.
Asked if Priyanka would play a significant role in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections due early next year, he said, “It’s a family decision.”
“As far as we (Congress party) are concerned, we will be very happy if she comes into active politics,” the two-time chief minister of Madhya Pradesh said.
On whether Priyanka would campaign beyond the Nehru-Gandhi pocket borough of Amethi and Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh, Singh said: “The decision would be hers and the family’s.”
Asked whether Priyanka has abilities of her grandmother Indira Gandhi, he said she has a “striking resemblance” with the former Prime Minister but he can’t say “just now” whether she has the same abilities.
“She has the potential,” the Congress leader replied when asked if Priyanka can emerge as a mass leader.
Asked if the “delay” in Rahul Gandhi taking over as Congress president is hurting the party’s prospects, he said, “No. This is a decision to be taken by the Congress president ( Sonia Gandhi ) and she will take a decision when the time comes.”
Singh declined to discuss the exit poll results of the recent assembly polls, saying he does not trust them.