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Congress may announce Varanasi candidate today

Congress may announce Varanasi candidate today

India Blooms News Service | | 08 Apr 2014, 11:35 am
New Delhi, Apr 8 (IBNS) The ruling Congress might announce its candidate who will contest the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi constituency of Uttar Pradesh against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal.

According to Congress sources, the party might finalize a name from the list of three leaders, who have expressed their willingness to contest from the seat - Rashid Alvi, Digvijaya Singh and Anand Sharma.

Earlier, Alvi even wrote to party supremo Sonia Gandhi saying he can beat Modi from Varanasi.

Expressing his desire to contest the elections from Varanasi, Alvi wrote to Gandhi: "I am sure that this illustrious city would support me to strengthen the secular Indian values. The victory of Congress will be the victory of India."

He said he can beat both Modi and Kejriwal in Varanasi.

Speaking to CNN-IBN, Alvi said: "If I fight from Varanasi I am sure people will support secularism. Majority of people are secular there. I will teach real secularism to Narendra Modi. I am sure I'll defeat Modi and Kejriwal."