Posted on May 3, 2019, 8:17 PM IST
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has entered mainstream politics and her foyer has sparked a lot of speculations regarding her fate in the Congress party, here on. She has laid a promising ground for her position in the party so far, by giving strong and stimulating speeches on matters of cardinal importance. She debuted with a powerful speech in Gujarat and her journey hence has been up and coming . February marked the onslaught of an impending change in the Congress party with Priyanka’s grand entry and now the big question that arises is ,from where would she be contesting elections? There have been strong predictions of her contesting the Lok sabha polls from Varanasi, giving a head on contention to Prime minister Narender Modi. Congress has shown keen interest towards pitting Priyanka directly against Prime minister Narender modi and so the grape vine has become rife with various speculations.
Though nothing has been said explicitly regarding the matter, but there have been strong innuendos pertaining to the subject. Last month, there were speculations , that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra might contest the seat from her Mother’s constituency Raebareli to which Priyanka was quick to express her stance “Why not Varanasi”. Constant nudges from the Congress party have brought to fore the possibilities of Priyanka contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Varanasi.
The latest developments have shown how Samajwadi party has fielded their candidate in the region, Shalini Yadav, daughter in law of a former Congress lawmaker. This goes on to negate the possibility of any alliance happening with the Congress party in Varanasi, as for Priyanka to contest from the region, a strong backing of Mayawati and Akhilesh yadav’s party would be imperative. Though the situation seems unclear at the moment but I guess we all would have to just wait and watch.
When BJP was asked about these speculations they were quick enough to quip that any such news would not bother them. BJP nation secretary, Anil jain has impugned the entire situation and refused to give any weight to this development by sneering at the Congress party’s decision making techniques. BJP has repeatedly called the Congress party a family run business and this time too they broached a similar logic pertaining to Priyanka’s candidature from Varanasi.