Added on : 2019-04-13 17:30:19
As per a report, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is likely to contest Lok Sabha election from Varanasi seat against PM Narendra Modi. PM Modi is the sitting MP from the eastern UP seat. He had won from the seat in 2014. According to sources, Priyanka is ready to take on the fight with PM Modi, after serious considerations, from Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi. She has already agreed to contest the poll. However, the final call rests with Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
Earlier during her visit to Raebareli, when Congress party workers requested Priyanka to stand for elections, she had responded by asking if she should contest from Varanasi.
In last elections in Varanasi, PM Modi won 5,81,022 votes defeating AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal who won 2,09,238 votes. The PM won by 3,71,784 votes.