Ahead of her Lucknow roadshow, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday made her Twitter debut with thousands already following her on the social networking site in a matter of few minutes.

Her verified official account is @priyankagandhi.

Minutes before the roadshow, Congress party’s official Twitter handle announced that the party’s eastern UP in-charge has joined the social networking site.

This comes as a major step as Priyanka is set to hit her campaign trail in Uttar Pradesh today after being appointed the Congress general secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh.

Priyanka’s high profile visit is being viewed by the Congressmen as the first step towards the party’s revival in this politically important state.

Priyanka will be accompanied by her brother and Congress Rahul Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia.

Ahead of the visit, Priyanka in a message to party supporters and voters said she hopes to start a “new kind of politics” in which “everyone will be a stakeholder”.