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Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka may contest from Amethi, Raebareli, visit Ayodhya before nomination: Sources

Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra may file nominations from Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi and Raebareli Lok Sabha seats respectively, sources said. Before filing their nominations, the two Congress leaders may also visit Ayodhya and take Ram Lalla’s blessings at the grand Ram Mandir.

Rahul Gandhi is already contesting Lok Sabha elections from Kerala’s Wayanad seat. Polling in this seat is scheduled in the second phase on Friday, April 26.

Now, speculations are around that Rahul Gandhi may file nomination from another seat and that would be Amethi. If he goes ahead, then it would be his third contest from this seat. Rahul will also face Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Smriti Irani for the third time.

For Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, if she goes ahead and file nomination from Raebareli, then it would be her first ever Lok Sabha election.

Sonia Gandhi is the incumbent MP from Raebareli, however, she has already moved to Rajya Sabha.

Both Amethi and Raebareli have remained Congress stronghold until recently when Smriti Irani defeated Rahul Gandhi in Amethi in Lok Sabha elections 2019.

Smriti Irani defeated Rahul Gandhi in Amethi by a margin of 55,120 votes in 2019. However, in 2014, the Congress leader claimed victory on this seat against Smriti Irani by a margin of 1,07,903 votes.

Talking about the upcoming election in Raebareli, political analysts have been of the opinion that it is going to be an equally challenging contest for any Congress candidate in Raebareli also.

In Raebareli, Sonia Gandhi defeated BJP’s Dinesh Pratap Singh by a margin of 1,67,178 votes.

Amid these speculations, some leaders from Amethi have been called to Delhi on 27th and 28th April after voting in Wayanad gets concluded on April 26.

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