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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
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Born (1972-01-12) 12 January 1972 (age 45)
Delhi, India
Residence Delhi, India
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Delhi University (B.A.)
Spouse(s) Robert Vadra
Children 2
Parent(s) Rajiv Gandhi (father)
Sonia Gandhi (mother)
Relatives Rahul Gandhi (brother)
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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (born 12 January 1972) is an Indian politician, daughter of Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. She also serves as Trustee of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. She is the granddaughter of Feroze and Indira Gandhi, and is a member of the wider Nehru-Gandhi family.

Early life and education

Priyanka Gandhi did her schooling from the Modern School and Convent of Jesus & Mary. She pursued her graduation in Psychology from Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi.[1]

Career

"... I am very clear in my mind. Politics is not a strong pull, the people are. And I can do things for them without being in politics"
Gandhi speaking about her joining politics in an interview with Rediff.com[2]

Gandhi had regularly visited her mother's and brother's constituencies of Rae Bareilly and Amethi where she dealt with the people directly.[3]

She is a popular figure in the constituency, drawing large crowds everywhere; a popular slogan in Amethi in every election has been Amethi ka danka, bitiya Priyanka (the clarion call from Amethi is for Priyanka [to stand elections]).[4]

In the Indian general election, 2004, she was her mother's campaign manager and helped supervise her brother Rahul Gandhi's campaign. [5] In the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, 2007, while Rahul Gandhi managed the statewide campaign, she focused on the ten seats in the Amethi Rae Bareilly region, spending two weeks there trying to quell considerable infighting within the party workers over seat allocations.[citation needed]

Personal life

She is married to Robert Vadra, a businessman from Delhi. The wedding took place at the Gandhi home, 10 Janpath, on 18 February 1997 in a traditional Hindu ceremony.[6][7] They have two children; a son Raihan and a daughter Miraya. Priyanka Gandhi is a follower of Buddhist philosophy and a practitioner of Vipassanā as taught by S. N. Goenka.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Facts about Gandhi". Zee Media. Zee News. Zee Media Corporation Company. 12 January 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "The Rediff Election Interview- Priyanka Vadra". Rediff.com. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Priyanka Vadra returns to campaign in Amethi". India Today. January 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ground report: Amethi, Rae Bareli seeing a new Priyanka". Firstpost. Network 18. 27 April 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Priyanka may be assigned 100 constituencies". Rediff.com. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 September 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Who is Robert Vadra?", India Today, 10 October 2011; retrieved 15 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Priyanka Gandhi Vadra". The Outlook. Retrieved 18 October 2012.