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TNCC hails Rahul Gandhi's decision to contest from Wayanad

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Press Trust of India Chennai
The Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) Sunday hailed party chief Rahul Gandhi's decision to contest from Wayanad in Kerala, besides Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, saying he was acting as a 'bridge' to join the north and the south.
TNCC President K S Alagiri, who had earlier urged Gandhi to contest from Tamil Nadu for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls, said the Congress chief's decision to contest from Wayanad is a "matter of pride" for south Indians.
"The speciality about Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency is that it borders Nilgiris and Theni in Tamil Nadu and Mysuru and Samraj Nagar in Karnataka."

"The decision (to pick Wayanad) by Rahul Gandhi will be seen as him acting as a bridge linking India's north and south," he said in a statement here.
It amounts to representing the south Indian people's language, culture and heritage, he said.
Earlier Sunday, veteran Congress leader A K Antony had announced in Delhi that Rahul Gandhi will contest from Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala, besides his traditional stronghold of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.
The decision is seen as an attempt by the Congress to consolidate its electoral base in South India, especially Kerala which has 20 Lok Sabha seats.

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First Published: Mar 31 2019 | 6:25 PM IST

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