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Big Breaking: Rahul Gandhi to contest from Wayanad in upcoming Lok Sabha Poll

Veteran Congress leader from Kerala and former Defence Minister A K Antony made this announcement at a press conference here Sunday, saying Gandhi had consented to fighting from Wayanad following requests from the party’s state unit.   

In a bid to improve the Congress’ position in south India, party president Rahul Gandhi will contest from Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala besides his traditional stronghold of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. Rahul Gandhi replies to speculation of searching for second option as Smriti Irani is enjoying major population popularity is again contesting from Amethi seat. Rahul said “Amethi is my Karmabhumi and i’ll never leave my kamrmabhoomi constituency.”

The decision is seen as an attempt by the Congress to consolidate its electoral base in south India, especially Kerala which has 20  Lok Sabha seats. Tamil Nadu has 39 Lok Sabha seats and Karnataka has 28.

“This is a message to the southern states that they are deeply valued and respected. Congress president Rahul Gandhi has said he will represent Amethi but will also represent southern states as they are an important part of India’s way of life, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.

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