Why are Congress and Left parties at loggerheads over Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad Lok Sabha seat? – rahul gandhi wayanad loksabha seat congress and left parties
Left and Congress parties have now come face to face on the Wayanad seat in Kerala from which Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had reached the Parliament. In the recently held national executive meeting of CPI, a member of INDIA alliance, Rahul Gandhi was suggested not to contest elections from Wayanad. There is resentment in the Kerala unit of Congress over this suggestion of CPI.
CPI Rajya Sabha MP P. Sandosh Kumar said on September 19 that considering the changed political situation of the country after 2019, if Rahul Gandhi contests elections from Wayanad in 2024 also, it could be seen as weakness.
Congress General Secretary (Organization) K.C. Rejecting this suggestion, Venugopal said that it is the prerogative of the party’s Central Election Committee to decide on the candidature and there is no need for anyone else to have an opinion on it. Meanwhile, Kerala Congress Chief K Sudhakaran termed this suggestion as inappropriate and asserted that the Kerala unit wants Rahul Gandhi to contest elections from Wayanad again.
Kerala politics, different from North India
Actually the political situation in Kerala is completely different. There is a direct fight between the two parties involved in the INDIA alliance in the state. BJP is not in the fight here. Therefore the distribution of seats here can be very complex.
‘Rahul should contest elections from any seat in North India’
If sources are to be believed, the CPI MP had argued that Rahul Gandhi was not an ordinary candidate and many people saw him as the leader of the alliance. Especially after the support they received during the four thousand kilometer long Bharat Jodo Yatra. He had suggested that instead of Wayanad, the Congress leader should contest from any seat in the Hindi speaking states and compete with the BJP.
What did the CPI MP say?
Although the CPI MP later refused to comment on his comment, speaking to ‘The Hindu’ he said, “It was advised that Rahul Gandhi should not contest the elections against the Left, which is a part of the INDIA alliance. Is part of.”
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