With election preparations are underway, The Congress announced that Rahul Gandhi’s sister Priyanka Gandhi would be the party’s general secretary in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh. Now, here are a few things you might not know about her.
Priyanka learned Hindi from Teji Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan’s mother. As confirmed by sources, much of her Hindi-speaking and her vocabulary is heavily influenced by her lessons from Teji.
She may not have had an interest in politics earlier but she’s no stranger to public speaking. She reportedly delivered her first public speech when she was 16 years old.
According to her children, Priyanka is QUITE the disciplinarian, but on a lighter note, she’s supposedly an excellent baker as well and bakes delicious brownies.
Priyanka is an ardent follower of Buddhism. She is also a practitioner of Vipassana, a spiritual practice taught by SN Goenka.
Priyanka is the trustee and member of the executive committee of the family-run Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. The foundation is involved in several social-welfare efforts and initiatives in Raebareli and Amethi.