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TOMORROW NOMINATION FILING DEADLINE, CONGRESS TO ANNOUNCE CANDIDATES FOR AMETHI AND RAE BARELI LOK SABHA SEATS TODAY

Sarojini Bishi

New Delhi: The Congress will announce its candidates today for Amethi and Rae Bareli, two popular Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh. The deadline for filing nominations ends tomorrow. Earlier today, the Congress is going to submit nomination papers for this seat.

Congress president Mallikarjun Khadge is expected to announce candidates for these two seats today. There is speculation about the candidacy of former party president Rahul Gandhi and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Bhadra for these two seats.

Rahul Gandhi, who faced an unexpected defeat from BJP candidate Smriti Irani in Amethi in 2019, is expected to contest the election from Amethi with his current constituency Wayanad in Kerala.

It is assumed that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra may be a candidate for Rae Bareli, which has been under Sonia Gandhi since 2004. But according to party insiders, BJP is holding back on making Priyanka a candidate in view of allegations of tribal politics.

Senior leader of the party Jairam Ramesh said that there is no fear and the talks are going on. Tomorrow (May 3) is the last date for submission of nomination papers.

The Gandhi family is very popular and millions of people attend their public meetings. Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said that this decision has now been left to the election committee of the Congress.

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