Priyanka Gandhi’s First Poll Debut From Raebareli and Amethi Again To Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi will also run from his current seat in Wayanad, Kerala. Winning here in the last election helped him keep his place in the Lok Sabha.

Raebareli and Amethi Again To Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi:

Sources told NDTV Wednesday that Congress star Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will likely run for office for the first time from Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh, which is a stronghold for the party and where former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi won three times. While this is going on, Rahul Gandhi might go back to Amethi, which was another base for the Congress Party in Uttar Pradesh but lost to Smriti Irani of the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2019.
Mr. Gandhi will also run from his current seat in Wayanad, Kerala. Winning here in the last election helped him keep his spot in the Lok Sabha.

The big debut of Priyanka Gandhi


Will she or won’t she? that’s been the question about Ms. Gandhi Vadra and elections for a long time. Before 2019, she made a lot of noise when she said “why not” when asked if she would run for office from Varanasi, which is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home district.

Her mother, former party boss Sonia Gandhi, said she wouldn’t run for re-election from Raebareli, a seat she has won five times, most recently in 2019.

To that point, she was the only Congress leader to win a place in the UP Lok Sabha.

Mrs. Gandhi’s move from the Lok Sabha to the Rajya Sabha—she was chosen from Rajasthan—was meant to show a change in party leadership before the general election.

As she did this, she spoke to the people of Raebareli on an emotional level. Since independence, all but three general elections have been won by a member of the Gandhi family.

Raebareli and Amethi Again To Rahul Gandhi

So far, Sonia hasn’t been involved in the election campaign.
Sources said she might speak at protests in the district on February 18.
The 4th and 5th phases of voting in the state take place on February 23 and 27 in the Amethi and Rae Bareli assembly districts.
Congress and the Samajwadi Party, which are both part of the alliance, are running candidates against each other for a number of Assembly seats.
Sources say that the alliance partners are in a “friendly” battle in 23 seats, including two in Rae Bareli and two in Amethi, which are strongholds of the Gandhi family.
Aditi Singh, the daughter of five-time MLA Akhilesh Kumar Singh, has been put forward by the Congress party for the Rae Bareli Assembly seat.
A local powerful man named Akhilesh Singh has given his daughter Aditi, 29, the job of running against Shahbaz Khan of the BSP and Anita Srivastava of the BJP.
Ajaypal Singh and Manoj Kumar Pandey of the SP are running against each other in Unchahar in the Rae Bareli district. In Sareni, Ashok Singh of the Congress is in a “friendly match” with Devendra Pratap Singh of the SP. Both of these places are in Sonia’s Lok Sabha district.
Congress will run for 105 of the 403 seats in UP, and its partner, the Samajwadi Party, will run for 298 of those seats.

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