Congress leader and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi filed her nomination from Rae Baraely constituency, accompanied by thousands of her supporters and her son and Congress President Rahul Gandhi and her daughter and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadhara. Speaking to the huge crowds Sonia Gandhi said that nobody is invisible. Reminding the BJP and Modi she said that they tasted humiliating defeat in 2004. She further added that Modi government has done nothing for the people and they will give a befitting reply to them ,in this elections.
It was a great sight to see and hear the chanting of slogans like “victory this time by over 5 lakhs votes” Addressing the media Congress President Rahul Gandhi again challenged Modi to a open and healthy debate on Rafael, corruption in his government, GST and De monetization.
The great sight of huge crowds of thousands along with accompaniment of MLA Aditi Singh, Dr.Sanjay Singh MP and many local party officials, signified the massive support Sonia Gandhi and the Congress commands here. The emergence of Priyanka Gandhi Vadhra, whose increasing popularity amongst the people has unnerved the ruling BJP party in UP. Priyanka Gandhi road shows and the novel idea of canvassing thru Ganga Yatra waterway, has been very popular with the people, which proves that Congress is on way to regain power at the centre. The Congress party is already planning the 2nd phase of Priyanka Gandhi’s Ganga Yatra.
Though Sonia Gandhi has consecutively won this 5 times and this constituency which has been Nehru -Gandhi bastion, will again be a good fight . Mrs.Indira Gandhi herself had faced defeat at the hands of Maverick Janta Dal Leader Raj Narain in 1977.
Afzal Ali Shah Maududi.