Rae Bareilly: Is Rahul Gandhi getting married? What the Congress MP said to the crowd at 'Maa Ki Karma Bhoomi' Latest News India

Rahul Gandhi, the Congress candidate from Rae Bareli in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, delivered an impassioned speech at a rally in the Uttar Pradesh constituency on Monday, May 13. Amidst the serious tone of the ceremony, there were also lighthearted moments. The crowd is teasing Rahul Gandhi about his marital status and asking him when he plans to get married.

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi during a rally for the Lok Sabha elections at Maharajganj in Rae Bareli on May 13.

Now it has to be done quickly (Now, I have to get married soon),” Rahul Gandhi replied with a smile when asked when he was getting married. Follow Live Updates on Lok Sabha Elections 2024.

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Rahul Gandhi's sister and Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was also present at the rally in Rae Bareli. The Congress on May 3 announced Rahul Gandhi as its candidate from Rae Bareli and loyalist KL Sharma from Amethi, keeping Priyanka Gandhi and Robert Vadra out of the fray.

Rae Bareilly – Gandhi's stronghold

Sonia Gandhi contested and won the election from Amethi in 1999 before handing over the baton to Rahul in 2004. Before Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had won Rae Bareli three times. The constituency also elected Indira's husband and Congress leader Feroze Gandhi twice in 1952 and 1957. Follow complete coverage of Lok Sabha Elections 2024.

In an emotional speech at Rae Bareilly's Maharajganj, Rahul Gandhi said, “…we have a 100-year-old relationship with Rae Bareilly. A few days ago when I was sitting with my mother I told her that I had said in a video that I have two mothers Sonia ji and Indira ji. My mother did not like this but I explained to her that a mother is the one who guides and protects the child. Both my mother and Indiraji did this for me. This is the 'Karma Bhoomi' of both my mothers. This is the reason why I have come to contest the election from Rae Bareli.

Rahul Gandhi also alleged that for the first time in Indian history, “BJP-RSS people want to destroy our Constitution. Their leaders have made it clear that if they come to power, they will destroy the Constitution.” Will change…”

Reaching out to farmers, the Congress MP said, “…I promise that if the Congress-India bloc comes to power at the Centre, my first task will be to waive the loans of poor farmers.”

Rahul Gandhi is the current Member of Parliament in Wayanad, Kerala, where he is seeking a new term alongside Rae Bareli. Rahul represented Amethi from 2004 to 2019. In Rae Bareli, he will face Congress quitter and three-time BJP MLC Dinesh Pratap Singh.

Rae Bareli Constituency polling in the fifth phase will be held on May 20. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi won the constituency by securing 5,34,918 votes. His closest rival, Dinesh Pratap Singh, put up a formidable challenge by getting 3,67,740 votes.

(with input from agencies)

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