Lok Sabha Polls 2019 : Yogi Adityanath To Canvass For Smriti Irani In Amethi

Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha Elections

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will be campaigning in favour of Union minister and BJP nominee for Amethi Lok Sabha seat Smriti Irani on Tuesday, April 30

Written By Press Trust Of India | Mumbai | Updated On:

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will be campaigning in favour of Union minister and BJP nominee for Amethi Lok Sabha seat Smriti Irani on Tuesday, April 30.

Sub-District Magistrate, Gauriganj, Amit Kumar told PTI on Monday, April 29 that the chief minister will address a public meeting organised by the  BJP at Maurya Ki Bag under Jagdishpur assembly segment on Tuesday, April 30.

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Adityanath had attended the nomination procession of Irani but left Amethi soon after.

Irani had unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Amethi against Congress president Rahul Gandhi. This time she is again pitted against the Congress president.

Amethi has traditionally been a Congress bastion. Barring 1977 and 1998, it has always elected a Congress candidate.

In 1977, Janata Party candidate Ravindra Pratap Singh had defeated Sanjay Gandhi, son of then prime minister Indira Gandhi. However, he won the seat back in 1980.  

In 1998, BJP nominee and scion of Amethi royal estate Sanjay Singh had defeated Congress candidate and former Union minister Captain Satish Sharma.

READ: No Nationalist Will Support Congress After Reading Its Manifesto: CM Yogi Adityanath

Later Singh joined the Congress and is contesting the ongoing Lok Sabha polls from Sultanpur as its candidate.

Amethi will go to polls on May 6.

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