New Delhi: Will Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, ever join active politics? There are no clear answers yet.
However, with the party facing defeat after defeat in local, state as well as national elections, chorus has been growing within the party to bring in Priyanka to lead and revive the fortunes of the Congress.
Even senior party leader Digvijaya Singh recently said that many within the Congress favour Priyanka Gandhi getting into active politics, adding she has the potential to emerge as a mass leader.
However, it is not the voices within the party but those outside it that are making the case to bring in Priyanka to lead the Congress and make it stronger.
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev recently said that the Congress can give a tough fight to the BJP politically if it makes Priyanka Gandhi its chief.
Ramdev reportedly told a news channel during an interview, “BJP will have to work hard if Priyanka Gandhi takes charge of the Congress.”
And now, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party scion Akhilesh Yadav has also, indirectly, rooted for Priyanka Gandhi.
Asked during an interview by The Economic Times, whether Congress will gain if Priyanka Gandhi becomes the party's face in UP, Akhilesh said, “That's a good thing. At least new ideas will come into that party.”
While the young CM did not endorese Priyanka, he clearly hinted that it was time the charismatic lady is brought in to lead the Congress if it needs to avoid a 'Congress-mukt Bharat', as propagated by the ruling BJP.