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Rahul scared of losing Amethi Lok Sabha seat: BJP

IANS  |  Bengaluru 

With pressure building on to contest from a southern seat, tentatively in Karnataka, other than his traditional stronghold Amethi, BJP on Saturday mocked the Gandhi scion for fearing a loss from the family borough in

"If Rahul contests from anywhere in the south, it will indicate the fall of The reason he is looking to contest from a southern state is because he fears losing from Amethi," Bharatiya Janata Party told IANS here.

"The even considering to contest from another seat and that too, in the south shows the party's 'lack of strength'," the added.

The Congress' leaders, including former Minister on Friday urged Gandhi to contest from in addition to Amethi, from where the party has already announced his candidature.

"We invite to contest from Karnataka in addition to Karnataka has a strong bond with the Gandhi family having elected from Chikkamagaluru and from Ballari," state Congress had tweeted on Friday.

While former had contested and won from Chikkamagaluru seat during the 1978 bye-election, had defeated from Ballari constituency in the 1999

While the Congress has ceded the Chikkamagaluru seat to its alliance partner Janata Dal-Secular, Bellari remains with it.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 14:20 IST
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