Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Will KL Sharma Save Congress's Traditional Seat or Will Smriti Claim Amethi? Understand the Dynamics

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: In the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Amethi constituency remains one of the most discussed seats and is set to witness another tough contest this time as well.
Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Will KL Sharma Save Congress's Traditional Seat or Will Smriti Claim Amethi?
Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Will KL Sharma Save Congress's Traditional Seat or Will Smriti Claim Amethi?Image Credit: ANI/PTI

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: In the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Amethi constituency remains one of the most discussed seats and is set to witness another tough contest this time as well.

After much deliberation, the Congress party announced its candidate for this seat on the nomination day.

Traditionally considered a stronghold of the Congress party, Amethi Lok Sabha seat has been unpredictable since the defeat of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in the last election, making it difficult to predict the results this time.

Congress Has Trusted KL Sharma

Congress Trusted KL Sharma
Congress Trusted KL SharmaImage Credit: Congress

In the context of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress party, after lengthy discussions and several meetings, has chosen Kishori Lal Sharma as their candidate for the Amethi seat.

Kishori Lal Sharma has been associated with the Congress party for a long time, having worked for the party since the days of Rajiv Gandhi.

As such, he has a strong reach within the region. This is the reason why the Congress party has placed its trust in Kishori Lal Sharma this time.

However, it remains to be seen whether Congress can retain its traditional seat or if it will face defeat again.

Smriti Aims to Retain Amethi

Smriti Aims to Retain Amethi
Smriti Aims to Retain AmethiImage Credit: PTI

On the other hand, discussing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Smriti Irani caused a major upset in the last election, surprising everyone by defeating Rahul Gandhi for the Amethi seat.

Consequently, the BJP has once again nominated Smriti Irani as their candidate from Amethi. Smriti Irani is a prominent leader of the BJP, which is why she secured a victory in the 2019 elections, defeating Rahul Gandhi by a margin of 55,120 votes.

What is the Caste Equation in Amethi?

Discussing the caste dynamics in Amethi, the constituency has a significant presence of Dalits (26%), Muslims (20%), and Brahmins (18%).

Based on these caste equations, Congress believes they could have an advantage. However, over the past five years, Smriti Irani has undertaken considerable work in the region and has been successful in gaining the trust of the local people, which is likely to earn her votes.

Smriti Irani has also built a house in Amethi and has been continuously engaging with the people through community interactions.

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