New Delhi: Congress leader Jitin Prasada said he will contest from Dhaurahra, stated reports. The Congress had announced Prasada’s name for Dhaurahra constituency earlier. As per reports, Prasada wishes to contest from Sitapur.
Amid all rumours, sources suggested that Prasada is likely to meet party president Rahul Gandhi later in the day. With this latest development, Prasada has left everybody guessing. On being asked if he in touch with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Prasada said, “The rumour is on. How can I comment on rumours? These are all rumours.”
Prasada had earlier refused to comment on the speculations of him joining the saffron party ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. While speaking to reporters on Friday evening, Prasada had said, “Why should I answer hypothetical questions? What is the basis of your question? I am not answerable to the clipping, I am answerable to myself. If it’s on Wikipedia, ask them. You are saying I report suggested I would join by evening, it is already evening, I am in front of you, what do I say.”
Jitin Prasada is a key candidate in Uttar Pradesh as it faces the BJP and the alliance of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD).
The Congress on Friday released the 7th list containing names of 35 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections 2019. Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) chief Raj Babbar has been shifted to Fatehpur Sikri from Moradabad while Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati’s former aide Naseemuddin Siddiqui has been given a ticket from Bijnor.
The Lok Sabha elections 2019 will be held in seven phases across the country. The elections will begin on April 11 and the counting of the votes will be held on May 23. Uttar Pradesh will vote in all the phases.