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How Congress Will Gain From Priyanka Gandhi Going To Wayanad And Rahul To Raebareli?



Not just Raebareli, Congress successfully reclaimed its fortress ‘Amethi’ as well. Its ally Samajwadi Party also bagged 37 seats.

On Monday late evening, Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge, announced that Rahul Gandhi, who won both Wayanad and Raebarelli seats from a whooping margin of more than 3.5 lakh votes, will be retaining the Raebarelli seat and will be vacating the Wayanad seat for sister and party’s national general secretary Priyanka Gandhi, who  will fight by-poll for the seat.

As per ECI, a candidate can contest on two seats, However,  if he/she wins on both seats then he/she will have to vacate one of the seat within 14 days of the results.

Now that Rahul Gandhi has opted Raebareli as his constituency, and Priyanka will be contesting by-poll from Waynad, here is how it will benefit the Grand Old Party if the latter gets elected as Waynad’s first woman MP after delimitation (2009).

If Priyanka Gandhi wins, it will be her first electoral victory and with this she will be the third member of the Gandhi family to be part of the parliament along with brother Rahul and mother Sonia Gandhi.

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Speaking to HW News Network in off-record conversations, many in the party cadre including veteran leaders had earlier expressed their views that Priyanka should contest the Lok Sabha Polls and that it could benefit the party at large.

Let’s discuss in this article how the Congress party would gain with Priyanka Gandhi going to the lower house of the parliament and Rahul retaining Raebareli.

The UP Factor :  In UP where the Congress contested 17 seats, bagged 6 seats, has realized that the party’s state unit is not in the best of shape. UP has not seen a Congress CM in the state since 1989. Even in the state’s assembly the grand old party has only two lawmakers.

Political experts believe that Sonia Gandhi’s appeal to the people of Raebareli “I am handing my son to you.” not just connected with the voters but also converted into votes.

Not just Raebareli, Congress successfully reclaimed its fortress ‘Amethi’ as well. Its ally Samajwadi Party also bagged 37 seats.

The Akhilesh- Rahul duo , ‘UP ke ladke’, as they are fondly called was also accepted with open arms by the people of UP.

According to reports, taking cognizance of the response, Rahul Gandhi has decided to focus completely on Uttar Pradesh, which is slated to go to polls in 2027.

On the other hand, Priyanka Gandhi will be concentrating on Kerala, where the CPIM has been in power for two consecutive terms, in a state which is known for revolving-door voting behavior.

Aggressive Voice In Parliament:  Both Priyanka and Rahul Gandhi are star orators of the party and with a strength of 99 Congresspersons, it would be easier for the party to dissent   against the treasury benches.

Full-Time Politician:  Besides, the narrative that Priyanka ain’t a serious, full-time politician and is only bought in as a star campaigner during polls is also laid to rest.

Meanwhile, the CPI on Tuesday said that it will field a candidate against Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in the Wayanad Lok Sabha by-poll.


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