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Here is why Congress did not field Priyanka Gandhi Vadra from Varanasi

The Congress says the idea behind fuelling speculation that Priyanka might contest from Varanasi was to rattle the BJP

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

After fuelling speculation that she might contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi, the Congress on Thursday said not Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, but Ajay Rai would again be its candidate from the seat. The decision left many in Varanasi, who had laid store in the Congress fielding a stronger candidate, disappointed. Earlier this month, several smaller parties and activist groups, including those opposed to the Congress, had given a call to the opposition to field a common candidate against Modi. Many Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party workers had also ...