RaGa to contest second seat from Wayanad


Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will contest from a second seat in the coming Lok Sabha elections besides family stronghold Amethi. The seat will be in Kerala’s Wayanad, senior party leader AK Anthony announced this morning.

Speculations about Rahul Gandhi contesting from a second seat had been doing the rounds for a time. Those were put to rest as the final decision was announced that the Congress president will contest from Wayanad, which is considered a Congress stronghold.

Reports had suggested that the grand old party was contemplating making the Gandhi scion contest from a ‘safe’ second seat, owing to the fear of losing from Amethi to Union Minister Smriti Irani, who had ran the elder Gandhi sibling close last time around.

Party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said, Rahul Gandhi was requested to contest from three southern states — Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. “Rahil Gandhi and the Congress is fighting to save the culture of the people of South. “The relation between North India and South has been unbreakable”, he added.

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