As Priyanka Gandhi turns a year old, here are some rare photos of the fierce politician

Updated: Feb 18, 2020, 08:49
  • As Priyanka Gandhi turns a year old, here are some rare photos of the fierce politician

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was born on January 12, 1972, to Sonia and Rajiv Gandhi in New Delhi. She is two years younger to her brother Rahul Gandhi, leader of the Congress party. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra studied in Modern School, Convent of Jesus and Mary. She graduated in Psychology from the University of Delhi and pursued Master of Arts in Buddhist studies, which she completed in 2010.

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    Priyanka Gandhi is a strict disciplinarian and follows Buddhism. Priyanka Gandhi is not only a follower of Buddhist philosophy, but also a practitioner of Vipassana as taught by SN Goenka.

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  • As Priyanka Gandhi turns a year old, here are some rare photos of the fierce politician

    After her grandmother Indira Gandhi was assassinated, Priyanka Gandhi was forced to drop studies. She was then home schooled.

    In pic: Sonia Gandhi (L) and daughter Priyanka stand before the flower-covered samadhi (cremation site) of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on the fourth anniversary of his assassination.

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    Priyanka Gandhi met Robert Vadra when she was in her teens. Robert's sister Michelle and Priyanka were classmates. With time, the friendship between the two deepened. Robert befriended Priyanka Gandhi and then later Rahul Gandhi.

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    Priyanka Gandhi married Robert Vadra on February 18, 1997 at Janpath, the official Gandhi residence in the Indian capital. Priyanka Gandhi wore a south Indian temple sari which belonged to her grandmother, Indira Gandhi.

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    Priyanka Gandhi's wedding was a traditional Hindu ceremony. The wedding was a low-key affair with reportedly only 150 guests. Priyanka Gandhi's husband Robert Vadra's father, Rajendra Vadra hailed from Uttar Pradesh, while his mother Maureen is of Scottish origin.

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    Priyanka and Robert have two children called Miraya Vadra and Raihan Vadra. A mother of two, Priyanka Gandhi, had been reluctant to take a full political plunge even though she used to campaign for Rahul Gandhi and her mother Sonia Gandhi in their constituencies in the parliamentary polls.

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    During the 2014 Elections, when Rahul Gandhi failed to create any impact on the masses through his speeches, Priyanka Gandhi made herself heard. 

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    The first signal of Priyanka Gandhi taking an active political role came in 2017 when she was involved in the backroom discussions to thrash out an alliance with Samajwadi Party during the Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh.

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    In an interview, Priyanka Gandhi had said that she delivered her first public speech when she was 16 years old. Since then, Priyanka Gandhi has been a part of numerous political processions, rallies, and conferences.

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  • As Priyanka Gandhi turns a year old, here are some rare photos of the fierce politician

    The first sign of Priyanka Gandhi taking an active political role came in 2017, when she was involved in the backroom discussions to thrash out an alliance with Samajwadi Party during the Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh.

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    Priyanka Gandhi has the knack of striking an emotional chord with the masses, a quality that she has inherited from her grandmother.  She is seen as charismatic, poised, sharp, intelligent, combative, communicative, quick-witted and a leader who easily connects with people

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    Priyanka Gandhi has a striking resemblance to former Prime Minister and grandmother Indira Gandhi. 

    In picture: Priyanka Gandhi with Robert Vadra

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    Priyanka Gandhi reportedly possesses many of her grandmother Indira Gandhi's saris.

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    Priyanka Gandhi managed her mother Sonia Gandhi's campaign during the 2004 general elections and has also admitted to writing speeches for her. Priyanka Gandhi is believed to be her mother Sonia Gandhi's 'chief advisor' on political matters

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    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed as the All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East) for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi has made her foray in active politics. She was appointed as party General Secretary in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh on January 2019. Here are some rare photos and facts about Priyanka Gandhi.

(All photos: mid-day archives)