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What’s stopping Rahul Gandhi from coming into the fray in Amethi and Rae Bareli?

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As per media reports, Rahul Gandhi is unwilling to contest elections from either seat. He is additionally towards the idea of fielding any family member from the two seats

The suspense over nominations in two Congress strongholds in north India—Amethi and Rae Bareli—is expected to pause internal 24 hours. Senior occasion chief Jairam Ramesh said Wednesday (Could possibly possibly 1) that Congress’ Central Election Committee (CEC) has entrusted occasion president Mallikarjun Kharge with the duty of announcing nominations on the two key constituencies.

“No one is afflicted, nobody is operating away,” he used to be quoted as asserting.

Is Rahul Gandhi unwilling to contest?

However that now not may possibly possibly also be apt. As per media reports, Rahul Gandhi is unwilling to contest elections from either seat. He is additionally towards the idea of fielding any family member from the two seats, reported Hindustan Times citing a provide familiar with the approach.

On Could possibly possibly 3, the deadline to articulate candidature, Rahul doesn’t opinion to file nomination papers from Amethi; as an different, he is expected to be in Maharashtra’s Pune to help a occasion rally.

“Congress president (Mallikarjun) Khargeji remains to be searching for to persuade him (Gandhi), however it no doubt seems admire his mind is made up,” HT quoted a occasion functionary as asserting.

Why Rahul Gandhi is frightened?

One amongst the topmost concerns is that Rahul has remained absent from Amethi in the closing 5 years, focussing on his original constituency—Wayanad in Kerala.

Rahul misplaced Amethi in the 2019 elections to Bharatiya Janata Party’s Smriti Irani after representing the seat for 15 years. If he loses Amethi the 2d time in a row, it would vastly dent his strengthen snide in north India, especially in the backdrop of Congress projecting Rahul as the INDIA alliance’s major challenger to PM Narendra Modi.

Congress workers frustrated

Meanwhile, Congress occasion workers enjoy grown frustrated with the persevering with delay over the announcement of the nomination. Amid slogans asking for Rahul’s nomination, Congress workers currently staged protests outdoors the native occasion situation of labor.

Significance of Rae Bareli seat

Historical Congress chief and Rahul’s mother Sonia Gandhi represented Rae Bareli for several phrases however now the seat stands vacated as Sonia has been nominated to the upper dwelling of the Indian Parliament, Rajya Sabha.

There are speculations that Rahul’s sister and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra may possibly possibly also be fielded from the Rae Bareli seat.

However since Rahul doesn’t need any family member to be fielded from the two seats, it remains to be viewed whether these speculations flip into reality.

Both seats will plod to polls in the fifth allotment of the elections, due on Could possibly possibly 20.

(With inputs from businesses)

Vikrant Singh

Geopolitical creator at WION, follows Indian foreign policy and world politics, a logician.

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