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Congress Likely to Field Priyanka Gandhi from Rae Bareli, Sonia Gandhi Eyed for Rajya Sabha

Speculation is rife within political circles as the Congress party gears up for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections slated for February 27. Amidst this anticipation, reports suggest that Sonia Gandhi, the veteran leader and former president of the Indian National Congress, is poised to enter the Rajya Sabha for the first time. This potential move comes after her illustrious tenure spanning five terms in the Lok Sabha.
sonia gandhi & priyanka gandhi
sonia gandhi & priyanka gandhi
Sources indicate that Sonia Gandhi’s anticipated Rajya Sabha bid opens up opportunities for her daughter, Priyanka Gandhi, to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Rae Bareli, an electoral bastion in Uttar Pradesh traditionally associated with the Gandhi family.

With the Rajya Sabha elections looming, the deadline for nomination submissions is set for February 15. While media outlets suggest Sonia Gandhi may contest from Rajasthan or Himachal Pradesh, official confirmation is awaited.

Amidst the buzz, the Congress party is yet to unveil its candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections across multiple states, including Karnataka, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra. Congress leaders from Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh have expressed their desire for Sonia Gandhi to contest from their respective states, citing her stature and influence. Leaders like Jitu Patwari from Madhya Pradesh and Tika Ram Jully from Rajasthan have vocalized their support for Sonia Gandhi’s potential Rajya Sabha candidature, highlighting the positive impact it could have on party morale and electoral prospects.

If Sonia Gandhi indeed throws her hat into the Rajya Sabha ring, it will mark a significant chapter in Indian politics, underscoring her enduring influence within the Congress party. Her entry into the upper house is expected to inject fresh vigor into the party, which has been striving to regain political ground in recent times.

“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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