New Delhi: In a veiled attack on Rahul Gandhi, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Saroj Pandey on Monday said that if the Congress calls Priyanka Gandhi an ace, then that meant that they had been playing with a joker till now. The BJP MP added that all these years the grand party couldn’t find a woman worker, and when they did find one finally, she is a “homely” woman from their own family.

“Congress couldn’t find a woman worker in their so many years who could be a General Secretary? What they found is a homely woman from Gandhi family. They call her an ace, so this means they were playing with a joker till now,”  Saroj Pandey said.

It is to be noted that the newly-appointed Congress general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, is likely to begin her political career on February 4. An IANS report suggested that Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi will take a holy dip in the Ganga at the Kumbh Mela on the same date.

On Priyanka’s entry into active politics, Rahul had said, “I am very happy that my sister Priyanka will assist me in Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha polls. She is very capable.” The state responsibility has been equally divided between Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia and Priyanka Gandhi.

The BJP had termed Priyanka’s entry into active politics as an admission by the Congress that its president Rahul Gandhi has “failed” in providing leadership and said he has opted for family “crutches” after facing rejection from other opposition parties.