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Would Priyanka Gandhi have defeated Modi in Varanasi? Rahul Gandhi thinks so

The Congress leader accused Modi of ignoring the common people and giving prominence to top industrialists and other personalities during the consecration ceremony at the Ram temple, and said the masses taught them a lesson by ensuring the BJP's defeat in Ayodhya

PTI Raebareli (UP) Published 11.06.24, 06:37 PM
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi addresses a public meeting, in Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh.

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi addresses a public meeting, in Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh. PTI picture.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said Tuesday that had his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra contested the Lok Sabha polls from Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would have lost by two or three lakh votes.

Addressing a thanksgiving meeting here, he said the INDIA coalition parties fought the election unitedly in Rae Bareli, Amethi and other parts of the country to reduce the strength of the BJP-led NDA in Parliament.

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Gandhi said he and other party parliamentarians would not "fall victim to arrogance" over the poll outcome and work for the cause of the masses.

The Congress leader accused Modi of ignoring the common people and giving prominence to top industrialists and other personalities during the consecration ceremony at the Ram temple, and said the masses taught them a lesson by ensuring the BJP's defeat in Ayodhya.

In her brief speech, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi thanked the people of Amethi and Raebareli for ensuring the party's victory in these constituencies.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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