Will Priyanka Gandhi debut in 2014 Lok Sabha elections?

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When she said, “I have said it a thousand times that I am not interested in joining politics” in 1999, people — both Congress men and opposition leaders, and even the media — smiled indulgently.

For, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra — great granddaughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, granddaughter of Indira Gandhi and daughter of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and Congress president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi — was trying to defy tradition.

Now, the tall, lean and very fit 41-year-old mother of two cannot be so sure. In fact, her decade-long apolitical assignment to manage the flock in Rae Bareli and Amethi — her mother and brother Rahul’s constituencies, respectively — is slowly turning out to be quite political.

 So much so that there are speculations that she may finally have to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. All these years, a popular slogan in Amethi in every election has been “Amethi ka danka, bitiya Priyanka (Amethi’s pride is its daughter Priyanka). But she let it pass smilingly.

When she set out for her family pocket boroughs, she was very clear about her role although she was considered a good organiser and a level-headed leader of men, besides being a formidable strategist. She is believed to be her mother’s political advisor.

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