Amit Shah to corner Sonia Gandhi on home turf Raebareli

Written by April 18, 2018 10:55

New Delhi: Taking his party’s fight against the Congress to the Gandhi family’s home turf, BJP president Amit Shah will attend several programmes and address a rally in UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s constituency Raebareli on April 21.

Shah, who is scheduled to address a big political rally, will also hold meetings with party workers to review the BJP’s preparedness for the 2019 general elections, reports said.

As per reports, Congress MLC from UPA Chairperson’s parliamentary constituency, Dinesh Pratap Singh along with his brother Avdhesh Prasad Singh, who is Jila Panchayat Chairman, may join Bharatiya Janata Party in presence of party chief Amit Shah during the visit.

Though it swept Uttar Pradesh in the 2014 general elections, the BJP lost both Raebareli and Amethi to the Congress.

The party, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah, has been making a determined bid to wrest Amethi from Rahul Gandhi.

Earlier this month, BJP has said the Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his mother, Sonia Gandhi, will lose from their respective constituencies Amethi and Raebareli due to the people’s growing “disappointment” with them.

BJP spokesperson Anil Baluni said Rahul Gandhi should not worry about Modi and should rather be concerned about his and Sonia Gandhi’s electoral fate in 2019.

“In the kind of circumstances prevailing today, both Rahul and his mother, Sonia Gandhi, will lose from their seats, Amethi and Raebareli, respectively. They have done nothing in their constituencies and the people’s disappointment with them is growing,” he said.

The comments came in the backdrop of Rahul Gandhi’s claim that Modi may lose from Varanasi against a united opposition in 2019.