A member of India's most famous political dynasty has formally entered politics to join the fight of her brother as the next leader of the country.

Priyanka Gandhi, whose brother Rahul is the opposition leader of India, has accepted a role at his Congress Party prior to the next general election in the country.

She is the daughter of the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and politician Sonia Gandhi, and the fourth generation of her family to participate in active politics.

Her grandmother Indira was India & # 39; s premier to her murder in India for 15 years, while her great-grandfather was the first prime minister of the country, Jawaharlal Nehru.

Indian Vice President Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi

Mrs Gandhi with her brother, opposition leader Rahul Gandhi

Ms. Gandhi assumed the role of general secretary of the All India Congress Committee, with an eye for the eastern parts of the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Her mission is to revitalize the party in the region, which places her directly opposite Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the popular right-wing Hindu leader Yogi Adityanath, who represent both constituencies.

Rahul Gandhi greeted his sister as a "skillful and hard-working leader" after her appointment.

The president of the Congress Party said: "I am very happy that my sister will work next to me."

"Her appointment is for the long term and just not for the few months."

    Priyanka Gandhi speaks to supporters during a demonstration

The appointment of Ms. Gandhi is to stimulate the opposition party Congress Party in India

Ms. Gandhi is expected to campaign for the party elsewhere in the country, with a view to a huge challenge from the Bharatiya Janata party of Mr. Modi, who is seen as a leader in the upcoming national elections.

The Congress party's move to formally launch it in an active policy is to stimulate the constituency of the Congress Party.

It suffered a humiliating defeat at the 2014 general election and retained only two of the 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh, India & # 39; s most populous state: Sonia Gandhi's in the city of Rae Bareli, and Rahul Gandhi & # 39; s in Amethi.

A spokesman for the ruling Bharitya Janta party rejected any threat from Ms. Gandhi and said, "Rahul Gandhi has failed and now they need Priyanka as a stool, can not they find anyone outside the family?"

The general elections in India will take place between April and May, when an estimated 900 million people will be eligible to vote in the world's largest democracy.