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From Rahul Gandhi to Milind Deora, scions trail in family bastions

Going by the trends, Congress is set to lose its Amethi Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh to Bharatiya Janata Party's Smriti Irani, for the first time since 1977

Rahul Gandhi
Congress President Rahul Gandhi | PTI

It is not just Rahul Gandhi who is struggling to retain his seat in his home ground of Amethi, his party colleagues Jyotiraditya Scindia, Deepender Hooda and Milind Deora are also trailing in their family strongholds. The counting is mid-way and going by the trends, Congress is set to lose its Amethi Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh to Bharatiya Janata Party’s Smriti Irani, for a third time after 1977 and 1998. In the post-emergency India, Sanjay Gandhi lost the seat to Janata Party’s Ravindra Pratap Singh by over 75,000 votes. Rahul Gandhi has been contesting on ...