Congress general secretary and UP in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra can contest from any seat in Rae Bareli or Amethi in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections to be held next year. If this happens, Priyanka will be the first member of the Gandhi family to contest the assembly elections. Earlier, all the members of the Gandhi family had contested the Lok Sabha elections.
Priyanka’s first choice is Amethi
Sources said that Priyanka’s first choice is Amethi, as she will prepare the ground for the Lok Sabha elections in Amethi to avenge the defeat of Rahul Gandhi there so that Smriti Irani can be given a fight in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. In a meeting held in Lucknow recently, the advisory committee had also told Priyanka that Congress get new strength in Uttar Pradesh due to her coming into the electoral fray. Electoral strategist Prashant Kishor had also advised Priyanka to contest the assembly elections herself.
Election preparations have started
Although Priyanka Vadra herself has not given any indication about whether to contest or not. According to the sources, election preparations have been started from Priyanka Gandhi’s office. Data was collected from Rae Bareli and Amethi. Political experts say that after the defeat of Rahul Gandhi from Amethi in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the dominance of the Gandhi family has decreased there.
At the same time, due to the deteriorating health of Congress Working President Sonia Gandhi, the contact of the Gandhi family with the public in Rae Bareli has also reduced. However, The relationship with the people of the Amethi and Rae Bareli districts could be strengthened with Priyanka’s competition. If this happens, Priyanka will be the first member of the Gandhi family to contest the assembly elections. Earlier, all the members of the Gandhi family had contested the Lok Sabha elections.