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'Robert Vadra Ab Ki Baar' posters in Amethi as suspense looms over Congress candidate
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'Robert Vadra Ab Ki Baar' posters in Amethi as suspense looms over Congress candidate

| @indiablooms | 24 Apr 2024, 01:03 pm

Amethi/IBNS: Amid the ongoing suspense over who will fight as a Congress candidate from Uttar Pradesh's Amethi, posters in favour of Congress top leader Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law and businessman Robert Vadra were seen in the constituency for the Lok Sabha elections, media reports said.

"Amethi ki janta kare pukar, Robert Vadra ab ki baar," read some posters, which loosely means Amethi wants Rober Vadra here.

Congress top leader and Sonia's son Rahul Gandhi is still unsure of contesting from the family bastion Amethi, which he lost to Union Minister Smriti Irani in 2019.

Robert, the husband of Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, visited the holy city of Vrindavan and prayed to Lord Banke Bihari earlier this month.

Speaking to reporters, Robert had said, "They (people of Amethi) want me to contest, represent them and make development. I will find solutions to their problems.

"No matter whether I am in politics or not, I will continue to keep working hard and a secular government in the country is in my thoughts."

Rahul was elected to the Lok Sabha from Kerala's Wayanad constituency, the second seat from where he had contested in 2019.

Irani was, however, defeated by Rahul Gandhi in 2014, the year which saw Narendra Modi storming into power.

Uttar Pradesh, which has 80 Lok Sabha seats, has been ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since 2017.

In the last consecutive general elections, the BJP had swept the polls in Uttar Pradesh, the north Indian state.

Amethi goes to polls on May 20 and the last date for filing nomination is May 3.

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