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I will be happy to contest from Varanasi if asked by Rahul: Priyanka Gandhi

She was responding to a question whether she will contest the poll from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh from where Modi is seeking re-election

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I will be happy to contest from Varanasi if asked by Rahul: Priyanka Gandhi

Amid speculations she could be pitted against Prime Minister in seat, General Secretary Vadra Sunday said she will be happy to contest if asked by party

"You will find out. If my tells me to contest, I will be happy to contest," Priyanka Gandhi, sister of Rahul Gandhi, told reporters here.

She was responding to a question whether she will contest the poll from in from where Modi is seeking re-election.

Last month, had thrown a hint that she is not averse to taking on Modi in

"Shouldn't I fight from Varanasi?" Vadra said when a party worker asked her to contest from Rae Bareli, setting of speculations about her possible candidature.

Earlier, the had also said she would contest the election if the party wanted her to do so.

In her media interaction here, dismissed BJP and union minister Uma Bharati's controversial remarks that the country will see her the way it views a "thief's wife".

"From my grandmother, grandfather, father, mother, they have said one thing or the other about all of my family. They will keep on saying such things. But we will keep on doing our job," she responded with a smile.

When asked to comment on the impact Priyanka could have on the poll outcome, Bharati had last week said: "Nothing. Why will she have an impact... Whose husband is facing theft charges. She will be seen the way sees a thief's wife."

Priyanka Gandhi, Congress general secretary in-charge of Eastern Uttar Pradesh, was in for the last two days canvassing votes for Rahul Gandhi, who is contesting in Wayanad constituency besides in Amethi in

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First Published: Sun, April 21 2019. 19:00 IST
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