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After Rahul's jibe at PM, BJP says Cong president will lose Lok Sabha seat

April 09, 2018 10:45 IST

The ruling party said Rahul Gandhi should not worry about the PM and should rather be concerned about his and Sonia Gandhi’s electoral fate in 2019.

IMAGE: Rahul Gandhi during a rally exuded confidence of roping in and managing alliance partners. Photograph: Shailendra Bhojak/PTI Photo

Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi may lose from Varanasi in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday said the Congress president and his mother, Sonia Gandhi, will lose from their respective constituencies 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.

On Sunday, during an informal media interaction, the Congress president said far from the BJP winning the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, even Modi might lose from Varanasi if his party, the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party were united against him.

Exuding confidence over roping in and managing alliance partners despite their varied personal and regional aspirations, Gandhi predicted for the current ruling dispensation, a “collapse” not “seen in many years.”

“Frankly, I don’t see the BJP winning the next election, so in 2019 we will go back to the normal, I sense,” he said in reply to a question on “Dalit anger.”

“...because there are two basic things, once opposition unity goes above a certain level, it becomes impossible to win elections. Now the opposition unity has gone to a point. It’s simple,” Gandhi said at an informal media interaction.

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