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Priyanka Gandhi from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat? Flutter over her remark

Priyanka had maintained that she might not contest, but on Wednesday she said in a media interaction that she could if the party so wished

Priyanka Gandhi

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra meets various delegations and groups at a guest house, in Rae Bareli on Thursday | Photo:PTI

Archis Mohan New Delhi
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday triggered speculation that she might contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat. Congress leaders, however, said they were uncertain if she really meant it or the remark was a joke.

Varanasi goes to polls in the last phase of the elections on May 19, and the Election Commission is yet to notify the dates for filing of nominations. With nearly two weeks to go before the notification for the last phase, the Congress hopes it will get enough time to gauge the public mood and take a decision,

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First Published: Mar 28 2019 | 10:57 PM IST

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