Priyanka Gandhi finally joins Twitter, gains thousands of followers within hours

A still from My Name Is RaGa teaser

A still from My Name Is RaGa teaser

"I have hope in my heart that together we will start a new kind of politics, a politics in which all of you will be stakeholders - my young friends, my sisters and even the weakest person, all their voices will be heard", said Gandhi through the Congress's Shakti App.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the latest entrant into politics from India's Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, made her debut on Monday with a roadshow drawing thousands to see her in the most populous state, months before a general election due to be held by May.

She has been put in charge of the party in Uttar Pradesh state, which sends a large number of lawmakers to parliament and often plays a crucial role in deciding who forms the government.

Huge banners and poster of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been placed on the roads of Lucknow by the party workers on the eve of mega rally.

This is not the first time that BJP leaders have courted controversy with their remarks on Priyanka Gandhi. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is now on Twitter. The Hindu nationalist BJP calls Priyanka's appointment an extension of Congress's "dynastic politics".

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"Aa gayi badlaav ki aandhi, Rahul sung Priyanka Gandhi" (The storm is coming, Rahul along with Priyanka Gandhi), was a favourite slogan among the supporters, many of whom wore caps and T-shirts with Priyanka's picture embossed on them.

Her entry in politics came just weeks before the Lok Sabha polls are scheduled in the country.

Priyanka Gandhi was formally appointed as the General Secretary in-charge of Congress party in Uttar Pradesh East.

But it won't be easy for the brother-sister combination in Uttar Pradesh, a poor state of 220 million people where two regional caste-based parties now compete for power with the BJP and Congress is only a marginal player.

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