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Congress leader Sonia Gandhi did ‘havan’ with family before filing nomination papers

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Lucknow: UPA Chairperson and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi filed her nomination papers for the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday and declared that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not invincible.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who accompanied his mother Sonia Gandhi, again mounted a blistering attack on the Prime Minister.

“There have been many people in Indian history who had the arrogance to believe that they are invincible and bigger than the people of the country,” he said.

“Modi has done nothing for the people in the past five years and his invincibility will be there for all to see after elections.”

Rahul Gandhi reiterated his challenge for a debate with the Prime Minister and said that he was ready to go over to the Race Course Road if Modi wanted.

 

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Sonia Gandhi told reporters that she was confident of the love of the people of Rae Bareli.

Asked whether she believed that Modi was invincible, she said “Remember 2004. Vajpayeeji was (considered) invincible but we won.”

Sonia Gandhi was also accompanied by Congress General Secretary and her daughter Priyanka Gandhi, her husband Robert Vadra and their children.

They earlier performed a ‘havan’ at the Congress office before the roadshow.

Thousands of supporters and party workers carrying party flags and cut-outs of their leaders were a part of the show of strength.

 

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi performs ‘havan’ before filing nomination papers with Rahul-Priyanka:

 

After filing her nomination papers, Sonia Gandhi visited the home of late Maulana Ali Miyan, a renowned cleric. She also held a meeting with party workers.

Sonia Gandhi is trying to retain the Rae Bareli seat for the fifth time. She had won the seat in 2004, 2006 (by-polls), 2009 and 2014.

In 2014, there were 15.94 lakh voters in the constituency and the poll percentage was 51.73 per cent, in which Sonia Gandhi had got 5,26,434 votes.

Rae Bareli will vote in the fifth-phase on May 6 and will see a straight contest between Sonia Gandhi and Dinesh Pratap Singh, who recently joined the BJP after leaving the Congress.

 

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The Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party have not fielded any candidate in this Congress bastion.

It is noteworthy that since 1957, the Congress has won the seat 19 times, including three by-elections, and lost the seat only thrice – 1977, 1996 and 1998.

In 1977, after Emergency, Bhartiya Lok Dal’s Raj Narain had defeated the then prime minister Indira Gandhi and in 1996 and 1998 BJP candidate Ashok Kumar Singh had won the seat. Sonia Gandhi was not in the fray then.

The seat has been held mostly by members of the Nehru-Gandhi family including Feroze Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Arun Nehru and Sheila Kaul in the past.

Meanwhile, a green laser light was seen pointing to Rahul Gandhi’s head while he interacted with the media. This was seen later in the video recordings and the Congress promptly demanded an inquiry into this security lapse.

 

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COVID-19 UPDATE : Global figure of Corona reached 6,064,607 and 367,479 deaths

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Corona virus is causing havoc all over the world. This virus is continuously targeting people.

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According to the latest figures, the global figure of Corona has reached close to 6 million. At the same time, the death toll has gone beyond 3 lakh 64 thousand.

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The country most affected by the corona infection has a total of 17 lakh 45 thousand 930 cases of infection, with a total of 1 lakh 2 thousand 808 deaths.

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At the same time, Brazil is the second most affected country after Covid-19 infection with 4 lakh 65 thousand 166 cases, while Russia is third with 3 lakh 87 thousand 623 cases.

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Britain with 2 lakh 72 thousand 607 cases, Spain with 2 lakh 38 thousand 564 cases, Italy with 2 lakh 32 thousand 248 cases, France with 1 lakh 86 thousand 923 cases, Germany with 1 lakh 82 thousand 922 cases, India with 1 lakh 73 thousand 491 cases, Turkey with 1 lakh 73 thousand 120 cases, Iran with 1 lakh 46 thousand 668 cases and Peru with 1 lakh 41 thousand 779 cases are among the other countries most affected by the epidemic.

 

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