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Impact on southern politics from GOP's move to field Priyanka in Wayanad

While Priyanka's win from the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat appears assured, her entry into Kerala politics may have wider ramifications, explains SHINE JACOB

Priyanka Gandhi, Priyanka, Rahul Gandhi, rahul

Shine Jacob Chennai
In Kerala’s Wayanad, the echoes of political legacies and familial ties reverberate as Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, 52, gears up for a new chapter in her political journey — as candidate in a Lok Sabha election bypoll. Her first run-in with electoral politics dates back to 1999, supporting her mother, Sonia Gandhi, in Amethi and family loyalist Satish Sharma in Rae Bareli.
It was then that she made an impassioned plea to Rae Bareli’s voters, urging them to reject her uncle Arun Nehru, who was contesting on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket. “How dare

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First Published: Jul 08 2024 | 12:23 AM IST

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