Sonia, Rahul in Cong’s first List of candidates for election, however not Priyanka
Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi are among 15 applicants named by the Congress in its first rundown for the national decision only weeks away. The rundown names 11 competitors in Uttar Pradesh and four hopefuls in Gujarat. Rahul Gandhi, the Congress president, and his mom Sonia Gandhi will challenge from Amethi and Raebareli, the family fortresses that have cast a ballot them since 2004.
Amethi and Raebareli are the main seats the Congress had held in the 80-situate Uttar Pradesh when they were destroyed by the BJP in the 2014 general races.
The Congress first rundown does exclude Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who joined governmental issues in January and was made the gathering general secretary responsible for eastern Uttar Pradesh. There was a hypothesis that Priyanka Gandhi could challenge from her mom’s body electorate. Priyanka Gandhi has, for a considerable length of time, battled for her mom and sibling in Raebareli and Amethi. Thursday’s declaration likewise closes hypothesis about Sonia Gandhi resigning.
The Congress reported that it will challenge each of the 80 situates in Uttar Pradesh after the Samajwadi Party of Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party declared a stupendous collision in January without the gathering. The opponents turned-accomplices made one concession for the Congress; they said they would not handle hopefuls in Amethi and Rae Bareli.
Likewise on the Congress list is senior pioneer Salman Khurshid, who will challenge from Farrukhabad, where he had challenged from and lost in 2014.
Alternate pioneers on the rundown for UP are RPN Singh from Kushi Nagar, Imran Masood from Saharanpur, Jitin Prasad from Dhaurahra, Annu Tandon from Unnao, Rajaram Pal from Akbarpur, Brij Lal Khabri from Jalaun and Nirmal Khatri from Faizabad.
In Gujarat, senior Congress pioneer Bharatsinh Solanki will challenge from Anand. He had won the Lok Sabha races from the seat in 2004 and 2009. Be that as it may, he lost to Dilipbhai Patel of the BJP in 2014.
Raju Parmar will challenge the decisions from Ahmedabad West seat, Prashant Patel will challenge from Vadodara, and Ranjit Mohansinh Rathwa will challenge from Chhota Udaipur situate.
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Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, senior Congress leaders A K Antony, Motilal Vohra and Anand Sharma among others attended the event. Sonia Gandhi and Singh also distributed sweets among children present at the ceremony.