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Rahul Gandhi is feeling unsafe in Amethi: BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad

Rahul Gandhi is feeling unsafe in Amethi: BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 31 Mar 2019, 12:55 pm

New Delhi, Mar 31 (IBNS): Union Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday targeted Congress President Rahul Gandhi over his decision to contest the Lok Sabha polls also from Kerala and said he is doing so as he is feeling 'unsafe' in Amethi.

Rahul Gandhi is an MP from Uttar Pradesh's Amethi seat.

He will be fighting from Amethi and Wayanad.

Amethi is considered as Congress stronghold.

Attacking Gandhi, Prasad tweeted: "Feeling unsafe, unsure and facing defeat in Amethi Rahul Gandhi seeks a safe miniority dominated seat in #Wayanad Kerala at the request of Muslim League and CPM crying loudly. Where is Gathbandhan slipping?."

This is the first time, Rahul is contesting from a second seat. 

Union Minister Smiti Irani has alleged that Rahul is aware that he is going to lose from Amethi.

Reacting to Irani's comments, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said Prime Minister Narendra modi also took similar decision during 2014 Lok Sabha polls and left the Gujarat eat while retaining Varanasi.

Surjewala said that the decision was taken because the south wing of the party wanted the Congress President to do so in order to boost the confidence among cadres.

Surjewala informed that Rahul was requested to contest from three southern states - Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

By representing Wayanad, which borders Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Rahul Gandhi would be able to represent the other states as well, he told media.

Voting for the seven-phased Lok Sabha polls will start from Apr 11.

The last phase of polling will be held on May 19.

Counting of votes will take place on May 23.


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