Actor Riteish Deshmukh, the son of late Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, has congratulated Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on her appointment as Congress General Secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh.
Riteish on Thursday shared a photograph of Priyanka, recalling his meeting with her years ago, and said that his mother is thrilled with the news about her new role.
"Had the pleasure of meeting her many years ago, will always remember her for her grace and warmth. Many congratulations Priyanka Gandhiji on being appointed as the General Secretary. People across are thrilled with this news, my mother being one of them. Best wishes," the actor wrote.
Had the pleasure of meeting her many years ago, will always remember her for her grace & warmt. Many Congratulations #PriyanakaGandhi ji on being appointed as the Gen Secretary (AICC). People across are thrilled with this news, my mother being one of them. #BestWishes pic.twitter.com/pWZ3hQnfQS— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) January 24, 2019
Riteish's father was a member of the Congress and served two terms as the chief minister of Maharashtra.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday named his sister Priyanka Gandhi the party General Secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh.
Her appointment, a gamble by Rahul Gandhi throwing her into full-fledged politics, is aimed at galvanising Congress cadres in the state, where the party has been marginalised over the years and where the BJP won a whopping 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in 2014.
Though Priyanka is known to have had a say in formalising election strategies and candidates’ list of the Congress in previous elections, she now has a formal title to go along with that role.