GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 20th Nov. The political atmosphere in Uttar Pradesh is gearing up for the Lok Sabha elections. It is expected that after the elections in five states, including Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh, the focus will shift to the Lok Sabha elections. The Congress party is confident about forming the government in all three states and is also working hard to strengthen its position in UP. However, it is uncertain whether Rahul Gandhi, who recently became an MP from Wayanad, will contest the Lok Sabha elections from Amethi this time. Another topic of discussion is whether Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will participate in the Lok Sabha elections for the first time. If she does, which seat will she contest from? Is it possible for her to be the Congress candidate from Rae Bareli, the seat currently held by her mother Sonia Gandhi?
In the 2019 elections, the Congress party only won the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat in UP. Rahul Gandhi also lost the election from the Amethi Lok Sabha seat. It is rumored that due to ongoing health issues, Sonia Gandhi may choose not to contest the elections this time. In that case, her daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra could be fielded from her seat. This was initially considered speculation, but in a recent TV interview, Priyanka Gandhi hinted that this might be true.
When asked if she would contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Priyanka Gandhi evaded the question by saying that the elections are still far away. She was then asked if she would contest from Rae Bareli. Priyanka Gandhi neither confirmed nor denied this possibility, stating, “You will see what I will do.” Although she has not officially confirmed her candidature from Rae Bareli, her refusal to deny it has sparked discussions within the party about her potential candidacy.
However, it is not only Rae Bareli that is being considered for Priyanka Gandhi’s candidature. It has also been speculated that she can contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi. State president Ajay Rai expressed his desire for her to contest from Varanasi, believing that it would lead to a victory for the Congress party.