Smriti Irani On Rahul Gandhi For South Demand

  Preeti Sigh   4396   24 Mar, 2019 

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Amid calls for Rahul Gandhi to contest from a seat in southern India apart from his Amethi constituency, Union Minister Smriti Irani, who challenged the Congress president in his Uttar Pradesh seat in the 2014 election, said that the calls were being "staged" as people in Mr Gandhi's constituency have rejected him. "Amethi drove him away. Calls requesting him to contest from other seats are being staged as people have rejected him," the BJP leader tweeted in Hindi using hashtag #BhaagRahulBhaag. Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala on Saturday confirmed that party workers in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala had urged Mr Gandhi to contest the April-May election from these states. Local reports quoted the Kerala Congress as saying that Rahul Gandhi has agreed to their request to contest from Wayanad constituency in northern Kerala.

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