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“Congress to Address Amethi and Raebareli Seats in Key Meeting Today”


In an anticipated development, the Congress party is set to convene a Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting today to deliberate on crucial constituencies in Uttar Pradesh, namely Raebareli and Amethi.

"Congress to Address Amethi and Raebareli Seats in Key Meeting Today"

Sources within the Congress, as revealed to news agency ANI, indicate that key leaders from the Uttar Pradesh Congress and the All India Congress Committee (AICC), including Avinash Pandey, have been summoned for the significant meeting scheduled for today.

The focal point of discussion in the CEC meeting will revolve around the selection of candidates for the prestigious Raebareli and Amethi Lok Sabha seats, which hold considerable political significance.

Previously, the Uttar Pradesh Congress had forwarded a proposal to the CEC, advocating for the Gandhi family’s candidature in the Amethi and Raebareli constituencies. The decision regarding this proposal rests with the CEC and the party’s top leadership.

A senior party official, speaking to ANI, expressed optimism about the proposal’s favorable consideration, indicating a positive outlook towards its acceptance in a genuine spirit.

Speculation is rife that the Congress may announce Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi as their nominees for the Amethi and Raebareli seats, respectively. The decision comes against the backdrop of Smriti Irani’s victory over Rahul Gandhi in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Amethi. Irani, representing the Bharatiya Janata Party, is once again contesting from the constituency.

Additionally, the husband of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who had expressed interest in contesting from the Amethi parliamentary seat, has voiced his aspirations to actively engage in politics. He emphasized the electorate’s desire for his involvement while critiquing Smriti Irani’s performance as the incumbent MP from Amethi, alleging unfulfilled promises.