WATCH: Here's Maneka Gandhi's Response To Rahul Gandhi Contesting Lok Sabha Polls From Two Constituencies

Indian General Elections

The Congress party on Sunday confirmed that for the first time since Rahul Gandhi plunged into active politics that he will contest elections from two different constituencies

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Updated On:

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, reacting to the massive development which sees Rahul Gandhi contesting the Lok Sabha polls from two seats, has stated that she is least bothered from where the Congress chief fights in the upcoming elections.

Questioned by reporters just hours after the Gandhi scion was confirmed to stand from the Wayanad constituency, the BJP leader chose not to give it much importance. Though, she did say that the two seats from which Rahul will fight would be won by her party.

"It is up to him (Rahul Gandhi) from where he wants to contest. How will I know if he got scared or not? I know the fact that we will win from both the seats," said the Union Minister for Women & Child Development.

The Congress party on Sunday confirmed that for the first time since Rahul Gandhi plunged into active politics that he will contest elections from two different constituencies. Apart from Amethi, where he is the sitting MP and has won each time since 2004, the Gandhi scion has adhered to the requests of his party workers in South to fight from Wayanad in Kerala.

Former Defence Minister and senior Congress leader AK Antony informed that following the request made by Congress' Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu units, the party considered the idea and asked Rahul Gandhi about it, who went ahead and said yes.

"Finally, he has given his consent, and now I am happy to inform that Rahul Gandhi will contest from Wayanad in Kerala," said AK Antony in the presence of Randeep Surjewala and many other party leaders.

READ: OFFICIAL: Rahul Gandhi Says Yes For Two Seats, To Contest Lok Sabha 2019 Polls From Wayanad, Apart From Amethi

The elder Gandhi sibling had just sneaked past now Union Minister Smriti Irani from Amethi, winning the constituency by just over a lakh votes in 2014. While the Congress celebrated victory, it was a moral victory for the BJP, which put up a tough fight on a seat which usually was one-sided.

Since then, the BJP leader has gone all-out in terms of her own contributions in Amethi over the last five years, holding a series of rallies, with PM Narendra Modi doing the same just weeks earlier at the inauguration of an ordnance manufacturing unit.

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