Congress general secretary and incharge of Eastern UP Priyanka Gandhi on Sunday clarified the reason for not contesting from Varanasi. Priyanka said that she was given the responsibility of campaigning in 41 seats of UP on behalf of the party, in such a situation it would not have been possible to meditate on all the seats for them in the event of contesting only one seat. Priyanka made the charge of Eastern UP on behalf of the party, clarifying that due to the responsibility of the election campaign, she has decided not to go herself from the Varanasi Lok Sabha.
Let me tell you that since the re-election of PM Modi in Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, it was being speculated that the Congress could contest a national leader against Modi in the elections. Meanwhile, after Priyanka Gandhi was made in charge of Eastern Uttar Pradesh, speculation arose that Gandhi may contest from Varanasi, the most prestigious seat of Purvanchal in the days to come. Stressing this possibility, Priyanka’s husband Robert Vadra also said in the media that Priyanka can be a contender from Varanasi. Later, though, Priyanka chose to leave this decision on the party and said that if party president Rahul Gandhi would call it, he would definitely contest the elections from Varanasi Lok Sabha.
Ajay Rai campaign against PM Modi- (Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi )
Between political discussions and all the indications, the Congress party nominated the party leader and former MLA Ajay Rai as a candidate for Priyanka in place of Priyanka for the nomination of PM. Along with making Ajay Rai a candidate, the possibility of Priyanka contesting from Varanasi is also over for the time being. Even though all the people have called it the PM of the Congress party as a walkover, but Priyanka Gandhi made it clear that because of the publicity of the campaign as in-charge and the busyness of election management in the other seats of Purvanchal, Did not decide.
Congress candidate Ajay Rai is old BJP
Congress has made Ajay Rai a candidate against Narendra Modi from Varanasi, he has been a legislator of Bharatiya Janata Party in time. Roy has contested 2 Lok Sabha elections so far, in which he had claimed in the SP and Congress ticket on the second. In 2014, Ajay Rai contested against two major leaders Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal as the Congress candidate. Narendra Modi got 5.81 million votes in Varanasi during the 2014 elections. On the other hand, Arvind Kejriwal was given 2 lakh 9 thousand 238 and Ajay Rai, who was third, got 75 thousand 614 votes. It was believed that if Congress throws Priyanka into the electoral battle in this election, Varanasi’s election may be very interesting, but at some point, the Congress gave up the ticket to Ajay Rai and ended these possibilities.
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