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Congress’ last minute announcement for coveted Amethi and Raebareli seats

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In a surprising turn of events, the Congress party has made significant changes to its candidates for the upcoming elections in the constituencies of Amethi and Raebareli. Rahul Gandhi, who was anticipated to contest from Amethi, has been announced as the candidate for Raebareli, a seat recently vacated by his mother Sonia Gandhi. This decision came after much anticipation and speculation surrounding the party’s strategy for these crucial constituencies.

Amethi, once a stronghold of the Gandhi family, had been lost to the BJP in the previous election. To reclaim this territory, the Congress has nominated Kishori Lal Sharma, a steadfast loyalist of the Gandhi family, to represent the party in this constituency. Despite efforts to persuade Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to contest from Raebareli, a seat she had diligently nurtured on behalf of her mother, she ultimately declined.

 

Rahul Gandhi to Contest from Raebareli, Kishori Lal Sharma from Amethi

In a move that caught many by surprise, the Congress party has officially announced Rahul Gandhi as its candidate for the Raebareli constituency, while Kishori Lal Sharma will contest from Amethi. This decision marks a shift in the party’s strategy for these crucial seats in Uttar Pradesh.

Rahul Gandhi’s decision to contest from Raebareli, a constituency held by his mother Sonia Gandhi for several years, signifies a strategic move by the Congress party. With Sonia Gandhi’s recent transition to the Rajya Sabha, Rahul Gandhi’s candidacy aims to maintain the party’s stronghold in this region. Meanwhile, Kishori Lal Sharma’s nomination in Amethi reflects the party’s determination to reclaim a territory that was lost to the BJP in the previous elections.

Both candidates are expected to file their nominations on the last day, with elections scheduled for May 20th. Rahul Gandhi will face Dinesh Pratap Singh of the BJP in Raebareli, while Kishori Lal Sharma will compete against Union Minister Smriti Irani in Amethi.

Congress loyalists have expressed confidence in both candidates, emphasizing Sharma’s longstanding association with the Gandhi family and his dedication to serving the people of Amethi. As preparations for the elections intensify, all eyes are on these two constituencies, which hold significant importance for the Congress party in Uttar Pradesh.

 

Continued Preparations and Confidence in Congress Candidates

As the countdown to the elections begins, preparations are underway in Raebareli for Rahul Gandhi’s roadshow and nomination filing. Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge is expected to join Gandhi in Raebareli, underscoring the party’s commitment to securing victory in this crucial constituency.

In Amethi, Congress workers have expressed unwavering confidence in Kishori Lal Sharma’s candidacy, citing his decades-long dedication to serving the Gandhi family and the people of Amethi. Yogendra Yadav, a Congress worker, emphasized Sharma’s integral role in managing the affairs of both Amethi and Raebareli in the absence of the Gandhis, further bolstering support for the party’s candidate in the region.

With the stage set for a fierce electoral battle in both constituencies, the Congress party remains determined to reclaim its strongholds and make a resounding statement in the upcoming elections. As candidates gear up for the final leg of the campaign, the political landscape in Uttar Pradesh is poised for an intriguing showdown between the Congress and its rivals.

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