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Apart from Amethi, Rahul Gandhi to contest second seat from South: report

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Mar 25, 2019, 5:44 pm IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 10:34 am IST
The second seat could be from Kerala, Karnataka or Tamil Nadu.
The decision to contest from second seat emerged after the Congress Working Committee met for discussions. (Photo: File)
 The decision to contest from second seat emerged after the Congress Working Committee met for discussions. (Photo: File)

New Delhi: For the first time ever, Rahul Gandhi would contest a second seat from south India apart from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, according to NDTV.

The second seat could be from Kerala, Karnataka or Tamil Nadu.

 

The decision to contest from second seat emerged after the Congress Working Committee met for discussions. There is already a buzz about Kerala’s Wayanad.

According to party leaders, they feel Rahul’s candidacy would increase Congress’s prospects in that region.

Even DMK leader MK Stalin requested Gandhi to contest in Tamil Nadu.

Kerala and Karnataka are seen as the strongest options for Rahul Gandhi for now.

Some leaders said the Wayanad seat was offered to Congress chief after senior party leader Ramesh Chennithala and former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy coul not come to an agreement on who should be fielded form there.

 

However, the BJP has scoffed at Gandhi’s plan and interpreted it as a sign of nervousness and an attempt to move away from Amethi, where the saffron party has pitched Union Minister Smriti Irani against him for the second time.

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