Gandhi: Modi is not invincible, just like Vajpayee was not

By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  Apr 12, 2019, 10:11 AM

Sonia Gandhi
UPA chairperson, Sonia Gandhi, when asked whether she thought Prime Minister Narendra Modi is invincible, dismissed the claim, and reminded the people of the 2004 general elections, when “Vajpayee jee was invincible”, but the Congress won. 
 
Gandhi was referring to the 14th Lok Sabha elections, which had been called for by the then Prime Minister, late Atal Behari Vajpayee, six months early, confident of the BJP’s win, owing to the party’s success in four assembly elections recently. The Congress and its allies secured 335 seats, defeating BJP and coming back to power after 8 years. 
 
Gandhi filed her nominations from the constituency of Rae Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh on April 11, the first day of the 2019 parliamentary elections, where she will be contesting from for the 5th time, having won all the four times previously. The constituency was earlier represented by her mother-in-law, former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, and has been represented by the Congress 13/16 times in the Lower House. Sonia Gandhi will be facing local MLC Dinesh Pratap Singh, who left the Congress last year to join the BJP, in the constituency in the fifth phase of the polls on May 6. The other strong parties in the state, the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, have not fielded candidates from both the Congress bastions of Rae Bareilly and Amethi, where Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be fighting from, for the fourth time.
 


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