After defeating Rahul Gandhi in Amethi during 2019 general elections, now the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plans to win Rae Bareli Parliamentary constituency represented by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, reports Hindustan Times.
Senior leaders of BJP, including union ministers, are expected to visit the constituency in the coming months in an effort to reach out to people in Rae Bareli.
“Rae Bareli is important for the BJP. The party works 24x7 for the people and does not indulge in part-time politics. The BJP works on seats where it loses any election. We did so after the 2014 and 2019 polls too. We won Amethi in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. We will surely win Rae Bareli in the next polls” said Vijay Pathak, Uttar Pradesh BJP vice president.
Union Minister Smriti Irani who defeated Rahul Gandhi in Amethi in 2019 elections has been visiting Rae Bareli too. Moreover the Deputy chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Dinesh Sharma was made the minister in charge of Rae Bareli indicating the seriousness of BJP in its efforts to win the last bastion of the Nehru-Gandhi family.
“Yes, we are taking the achievements of Modi and Yogi governments to the people. We have a strong party structure up to booth level. The Congress may have won Rae Bareli in 2019 polls but the party’s victory margin came down considerably. The BJP is bound to win all the Assembly seats in Rae Bareli in 2022 state assembly elections and surely win the Lok Sabha seat in 2024 polls,” said RaeBareli BJP president, Ramdev Pal.
“Sonia Gandhi has not been in good health for some time and has not been able to visit the constituency as frequently as she used to do. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra can work as her substitute but has to decide on contesting election from the constituency. The BJP is a rising sun while the Congress has not been able to resolve the leadership issue. The BJP may capture the Rae Bareli seat too in such a situation,” said SK Dwivedi, former head of department, political science, Lucknow University.
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