New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi today issued a strong rebuttal to a media report that key aides of her brother and Congress Vice President Rahul were being quietly shifted to her office leading to speculation about greater political role for her.
A statement issued by her office described as "entirely baseless and false" the "imputations and comments" made in the report which stated that Kanishka Singh, a key aide of Rahul, had been shifted to Priyanka Gandhi's residence at 35, Lodhi Estate.
Recently, a Rajasthan civil service officer, Dhiraj Srivastava, who was private secretary of Sonia Gandhi and later Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at the National Advisory Council (NAC), was also introduced in Priyanka's team. The office and staff of Preeti Sahay, who has been working with Priyanka as a political advisor, helping her, plan her visits to Rai Bareilly and Amethi, has also been amplified.
Sahay has now been re-positioned to head a separate communication department for Priyanka. The office is fourth in line now engaged in refurbishing the party's image. Others offices are; Communication department at party headquarters at Akbar Road, Rahul Gandhi's office at Tughlaq Road and a war room at Gurdwara Rakabgun.