|Born||19 November 1979 (age 37)
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
Priyanka Chaturvedi (born 19 November 1979) is the National Spokesperson of the Indian National Congress. She has also been a columnist for Tehelka, Daily News and Analysis and First Post. As a trustee of two NGOs, she works for children’s education, women empowerment and health as well. She also runs a book review blog which is amongst the top ten weblogs on books in India.
Chaturvedi was born 19 November 1979 and raised in Mumbai. Her ancestors hail from Uttar Pradesh. She completed her primary education in St. Joseph's High School, Juhu in 1995 and then graduated in Commerce from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Vile Parle in 1999. She is married and has two children. She is avid reader and blogger.
Chaturvedi started her career as Director of MPower Consultants, a Media, PR and event management company. She is Trustee of Prayas Charitable Trust which runs two schools to provide education to over 200 under-privileged kids. She joined Congress in 2010 and became General Secretary of Indian Youth Congress from North-West Mumbai in 2012. Also, in 2010, she was selected as a participant in ISB's 10,000 Women Entrepreneurs Certificate programme, a global initiative supported by the Goldman Sachs Foundation for women entrepreneurs. Chaturvedi has a significant presence on Twitter and is known for defending policies of ruling Congress party on Twitter. Because of this, in May 2013 Chaturvedi was elected as Spokesperson of AICC.
As a spokesperson of Congress Party, Chaturvedi often take part in political debates on TV News Channels. She is also member of 'Communication Department' headed by Randeep Surjewala and take part in political debates in Social Media. She is vociferous critic of Bhartiya Janta Party and its leader Narendra Modi.
In 2015, as a part of the delegation of young political leaders chosen by the UK High Commission and Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK, she visited London to study and understand their democracy better. The same year, she also participated in “Asian Forum on Global Governance” programme jointly organized by Observer Research Foundation and Zeit Stiftung. In 2016, she was named amongst the top 10 upcoming Indian women politicians.
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