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LS polls 2024: Posters of Robert Vadra surface in Amethi

News Agencies | Updated on: 24 April 2024, 11:00 IST
Posters of Robert Vadra surface in Amethi (ANI)

Amethi (Uttar Pradesh): Even as the Congress party is yet to announce its candidate for the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi constituency, posters featuring Robert Vadra, husband of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, appeared outside the party's office on Wednesday in the Gauriganj area of Amethi.

This development has fueled speculation about his potential candidacy, as the nomination filing deadline rapidly approaches.

The sighting of Robert Vadra's posters comes shortly a day after Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) candidate for Amethi, Smriti Irani took a jibe at Rahul Gandhi and his brother-in-law suggesting that Vadra has an eye on the constituency, stating, "Jijaji ki nazar hai, saale sahab kya karenge?" ("The brother-in-law has an eye, what will the brother do?").

Earlier on Tuesday Irani said, "There is one thing to worry about, whether Rahul Gandhi knows something or not, his brother-in-law knows Jagdishpur. People of Jagdishpur need to beware now. If his brother-in-law knows Jagdishpur, every village, every house, every person now needs to hide their property papers."

Smriti Irani defeated Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Amethi.

Congress has not yet officially declared its candidate for Amethi, but the appearance of posters featuring Robert Vadra has sparked considerable speculation.



First published: 24 April 2024, 11:00 IST