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WATCH: "If The Brother-sister Are Fighting, Why Drag Me In The Middle?," Asks Smriti Irani Over Priyanka Gandhi's Proposed Varanasi Candidature Against PM Modi

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Over this probable political development, Smriti Irani alleged that the Congress president must be 'afraid' of his sister's electoral entrance. 
  • Pinning the responsibility of her candidature on sibling and Congress president Rahul Gandhi, the Congress leader stated that she would be 'happy to contest' from Varanasi

In a countdown to the third phase of the Parliamentary elections, the talks of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra contesting on the Varanasi constituency was whiffed into the air, responding to which Union Minister Smriti Irani stated that it was an argument between the siblings and she wouldn't want to be dragged in between. 

This conversation was stirred in the political spectrum after the AICC General Sectrary Priyanka Gandhi announced her willingness to contest from the Varanasi constituency, but with the consent of her party president, in a political fray against PM Modi. 

Over this probable political development, Irani alleged that the Congress president must be 'afraid' of his sister's electoral entrance. 

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Irani said, "If Priyanka Vadra is requesting her brother to fight the elections, then its their issue. We all know how much democracy there is within the Congress party." 

"Rahul Gandhi must be afraid since Priyanka Vadra has come in, his tail has reduced and now if she fights the elections, whatever leftover respect he has even that will end. So if now the brother-sister are fighting, why drag me in the middle? I say, get all the relatives you have, in India, Italy" she added. 

Pinning the responsibility of her candidature on sibling and Congress president Rahul Gandhi, the Congress leader stated that she would be "happy to contest", showing her willingness over the Uttar Pradesh's constituency. 

She said, "If my Congress president tells me to contest I'll be happy to contest."

Murmurs of the political scoop that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra could be fielded by the Congress party against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the battle for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat were heard last week.

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According to sources, a camp within the Congress party had exhorted that the new official entrant of the Gandhi family should take on PM Modi in his home turf, to which Priyanka Vadra had concurred. 

The political buzz from Congress camp is that the SP-BSP alliance should support Priyanka Vadra if she does contest from Varanasi.

 

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