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The Congress’s women’s wing is organising a meeting of its elected representatives from across the country on Wednesday to mark former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s birth anniversary and it, apparently, inadvertently forced the family to take a negative decision over Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Both Congress president Sonia Gandhi and second in command Rahul Gandhi will address the delegates at Talkatora Stadium.
It is learnt that efforts were made by the Mahila Congress to invite Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as well but the idea was shot down by 10, Janpath on fears that her presence could once again trigger speculation about her entry into politics.
Only a few days ago, Priyanka had quashed all such rumours.
While its attempt to have a photo-op of the first family would not materialise, the Mahila Congress is nonetheless happy to have ensured the first public event where Sonia and Rahul would be present together after the party’s Lok Sabha defeat.