New Delhi, April 9: A day after Congress president Rahul Gandhi claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lose his Varanasi seat in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hit back at him saying Rahul and his mother, Sonia Gandhi, both will lose from their respective constituencies due to the people’s growing ‘disappointment’ with them. Advising Rahul to be concerned about his and Sonia Gandhi’s electoral fate in 2019, BJP’s spokesperson Anil Baluni stated that the Congress president should not worry about PM Modi.
“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,” news agency PTI quoted Baluni as saying.
Earlier on Sunday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and claimed that a united Opposition will make him lose his Varanasi seat in Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
In reply to a question on ‘Dalit anger’, the Congress President said, “Frankly, I don’t see the BJP winning the next election, so in 2019 we will go back to the normal, I sense.”
“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. The Congress was on the sixth leg of campaigning as part of the ‘Janashirvada Yatra’ ahead of the Karnatala Assembly polls.
Notably, Karnataka will go to polls on May 12 and the results will be declared three days later on May 15, the Election Commission announced on March 27. The 224-member Assembly expires on May 28 in the state where the Congress is currently in power, with 122 seats against the BJP’s 43.