Smriti Irani to take on Rahul Gandhi from Amethi in Lok Sabha elections
Union minister Smriti Irani will once again take on Congress chief Rahul Gandhi from Amethi for the second time.
In the 2014 polls, Rahul Gandhi had defeated Irani in Amethi seat by a margin of 1.07 lakh votes.
After her name was declared, a confident Smriti Irani said that last time she had reduced the victory margin of Rahul Gandhi by 80 per cent in just three weeks.
Smriti Irani further added that Rahul Gandhi seeking support from Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav is a proof that this time he cannot contest from Amethi on his own, which is not a good sign for Congress.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released its first list of 184 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections in New Delhi.
Prime Minister Narednra Modi will contest Lok Sabha election from Varanasi while BJP president Amit Shah will fight from Gandhinagar, senior BJP leader and Union minister JP Nadda said.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will contest the Lok Sabha elections from Lucknow whereas Union minister Nitin Gadkari will fight from Nagpur.
The Lok Sabha elections 2019 will be conducted in seven phases from April to May. The elections will be held for 543 seats on nearly 10 lakh polling booths across the country, while the counting of votes will take place on May 23.
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