Congress social gathering on Sunday confirmed that its president Rahul Gandhi will contest Lok Sabha elections from two seats. Rahul Gandhi will contest from Amethi seat of Uttar Pradesh together with Kerala’s Wayanad constituency.
“Rahul ji has given his consent to contest from two seats, very completely satisfied to tell you that he may even contest from Wayanad in Kerala,” Congress chief AK Antony introduced at a press convention.
Talking to media, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala mentioned that Rahul Gandhi selected the Kerala constituency as it’s “geographically essential”, including that the choice was taken to battle the “discriminatory” angle of the BJP in direction of the southern states in India.
Along with Amethi, UP, Congress President @RahulGandhi may even be contesting from Wayanad, Kerala, for the Lok Sabha 2019 elections.
– Congress (@INCIndia) March 31, 2019
When requested whether or not Congress chief has misplaced confidence in Amethi, Surjewala mentioned, “Why did Modi ji go away Gujarat and contest from Varanasi? Was he not assured in Gujarat? These are immature and infantile feedback. She (Smriti Irani) will as soon as once more endure a loss.”
It was speculated that Gandhi might selected Kerala’s Wayanad district as second seat after Congress in Kerala proposed social gathering president’s identify for the Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency.
The Congress social gathering, which is contesting 16 out of 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala, has declared the names of 14 candidates however has not named its candidates from Wayanad and Vadakara.
On Saturday, AICC Normal Secretary Oommen Chandy had reportedly mentioned the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) has requested Gandhi to contest from Wayanad.
There’s a demand from social gathering leaders that Gandhi ought to contest from any of the South Indian Lok Sabha seat and “we now have requested Gandhi to contest from Wayanad seat,” he was quoted as saying.
Edited by Chitranjan Kumar