Priyanka Maurya is an Indian doctor, social worker and politician. She has been the face of Indian National Congress ‘ladki hoon, lad sakti hoon’ campaign’s poster ‘Shakti Vidhan.’
Priyanka Maurya was born in Azamgarh village in Uttar Pradesh, India. She celebrates her birthday on 10 July of every year. She attended Children College Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India for her primary and secondary education. Later, she got herself enrolled at the Jiwaji University, Gwalior, India to earn a bachelor’s degree in homeopathic medicine and surgery.
Height (approx.): 5′ ”
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Priyanka Maurya was belongs to the OBC (Other Backward Class) family. Her father’s name is Mr. Ram Briksh Maurya and he is a senior renowned homeopathy doctor in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh.
Husband & Children
Priyanka Maurya got married to Abhishek Kumar on 7 December 2015. The couple is blessed with a daughter.
Priyanka Maurya stater her career in 2008 working as an executive for the Fly SpiceJet. Later, in 2012 joined Doctor Janta Homeo Clinic to practise homeopathy medicines, and gain knowledge of homeopathy procedures and principles, and deep knowledge of medical conditions and remedies. After getting extensive amount of knowledge, she started her own private clinic named Doctor Janta Homeo Clinic to gain experience in providing assistance to patient with homeopathy medicines, huge knowledge of homeopathy procedures,and principles, and deep knowledge of medical conditions and remedies. She has been running her clinic for more than 8 years.
The homeopathy doctor is an active socials worker and is popularly know in Lucknow. Impressed with her social connectivity with the public, Indian National Congress offered her join their party to which she agreed and became a member of Congress as the General Secretary IYC (UPE) in . She assisting poor people in obtaining free medical advice during Covid-19 and lockdown days to organising blood drives and raising awareness about cleanliness, hygiene, food nutrition, and other health-related issues. Her engagement with people of the city was exemplary. Later, in 2020 she was promoted to be the the State Vice President for Uttar Pradesh Mahila Congress. She also became the face of Congress’ campaign ‘Ladki hoon, lad sakti hoon.’
After a controversial dispute with Indian National Congress, she left the party and joined Bharatiya Janata Party on 22 January 2022.
Priyanka Maurya is an empathetic social worker. She is connected with a number of non profit organisation to work around for the people in need. In 2019, she joined hands with ‘Indian Roti Bank’ with the aims to provide free food and shelter to people from all communities in our country and they ensure no community should be felt left out. Priyanka Maurya also volunteers at various social charity events. Amid the Covid 19 pandemic, she distributed food and ration packets to the needy people in her city. Later in January 2020, she was appointed as the National Coordinator for the organisation and started the Sanjeevani program for underprivileged and poor people to connect with a network of specialist doctors over phone call and obtain medical advice for common health.
The former Congress leader landed into a major controversy when Indian National Congress denied of giving ticket to her. According to Priyanka, she was featured on ‘Ladki hoon, lad sakti hoon’ poster to gain votes from females voters of backward category as she herself belongs to OBC category. She also claimed that the Congress party only distributed the UP assembly election tickets on behalf of a large amount of money and also they not wanted a female OBC candidate to contest election through their party. She said,
I am sad that despite my hard work in the constituency, I didn’t get the ticket for UP assembly polls. My face was used in the ‘Ladki Hoon Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign. I received a landline call and the caller asked me for money for a ticket but I refused. I completed all the tasks but the ticket was pre-planned and was given to a person who came just a month back. I want to send this message to Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi that such things are happening on the ground.”
She further added,
A slogan was raised saying ladki hoon, lad sakti hoon. But it remained only a slogan and did not come to reality as a girl was denied a chance to fight the elections. I had worked hard in my assembly constituency. I put in my heart and soul thinking that I would help people. But the Congress party had pre decided the candidate and I turned out to be just another pawn for them. Party’s manifesto ‘Shakti Vidhan’ which depicts my picture on the front is where the party used me to attract the votes of women, OBCs.”
Not satisfied with Congress’ decision, she resigned from the party and came in talking terms with the BJP. When during a media interaction she was asked about her joining BJP, she replied,
Probably, yes. I have worked a lot in the field but ticket distribution was pre-planned. I was not given a ticket, but I was a deserving candidate.”
Later, on the evening of 20 January 2020, Priyanka Maurya joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. After her entry in BJP, when the media asked her about her decision to join the party, she said,
I have joined BJP for a better platform for social service…I was constantly working in Congress…contrary to their slogan ‘Ladki Hun Lad Sakti Hun’, I wasn’t given the chance to fight.”
Adding to this, she said,
People will say that if you do not get the ticket, then you and bound to say this. Investigate yourself and then find out. We were told that we have to prepare for 2024. The Congress has not been able to beat the ‘jumlas’ of BJP.”
- Priyanka Maurya is fondly called Dr, Dr Priyanka.
- She is a regular practitioner of Yoga.
- The former Congress leader is an avid animal lover and she has a pet dog named ‘Bella’ in her home.
- She is a nature lover and loves doing gardening.