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No Modi-Priyanka faceoff in Varanasi, Congress nominates Ajay Rai

The Congress fielded Ajai Rai against Modi in 2014 as well. He finished third in the contest, after Modi and Aam Aadmi Party's Arvind Kejriwal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Lok Sabha Elections 2019
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra | Photo: PTI

The on Thursday fielded Ajay Rai from to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ending speculation on party general secretary Vadra fighting polls from the temple town in Uttar Pradesh.

The also fielded Madhusudan Tiwari from Gorakhpur against BJP's actor-turned politician Ravi Kishan.

Speculation on making her political debut from was fuelled after president Rahul Gandhi, to a question on whether he planned to field his sister against PM Modi, said last week, "I will leave you in suspense. Suspense is not always a bad thing."

The Congress fielded Ajai Rai against Modi in 2014 as well. He finished third in the contest, after Modi and Aam Aadmi Party's Arvind Kejriwal.

First Published: Thu, April 25 2019. 12:50 IST
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