New Delhi: Amid the ongoing polling for fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra on Monday urged people in Raebareli and Amethi to cast their votes and “lay the road for a better India soon”.
Sonia Gandhi is contesting against Dinesh Pratap Singh of BJP from Raebareli, while Rahul Gandhi is contesting against Union Minister Smriti Irani from Amethi.
“As our extended family members of Raebareli and Amethi go out to vote, I place my full faith in them that they will vote for development, they will vote for change and they will vote against all the negativity,” Vadra wrote on Facebook.
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He added,”I am sure Raebareli and Amethi would lay the road for a better India soon. I appeal to one and all to go out and vote for change. All my best wishes with Congress president Rahul Gandhi and UPA Chairperson, my mother in law, Sonia Gandhi.”
Earlier in the day, voting began across 51 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over seven states, largely in the Hindi heartland. In the 2014 elections, the BJP had won 39 of these 51 seats — all 12 in Rajasthan, 12 of 14 in Uttar Pradesh, all seven in Madhya Pradesh, three of five in Bihar, all four in Jharkhand and one of two in Jammu and Kashmir.