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Siddaramaiah wants Rahul to contest LS polls from Karnataka

Former chief minister Siddaramaiah on Friday said the Karnataka Congress wants party president Rahul Gandhi to contest the coming Lok Sabha polls from the southern state. Calling Gandhi the next Prime Minister of India , the Congress Legislature Party leader recalled his grandmother Indira Gandhi and mother Sonia Gandhi contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Karnataka in the past. Karnataka has always supported encouraged @INCIndia leaders. It has been proved in case of Smt. Indira ji Smt. Sonia ji. We also want our next Prime Minister of India Shri. @RahulGandhi to contest from Karnataka herald new developmental paradigm. #RaGaFromKarnataka, Siddaramaiah said in a tweet. While Indira Gandhi had scripted her political comeback from Chikkamagaluru in Karnataka by winning the Lok Sabha bypolls in 1978, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi had contested and won from Ballari in 1999, trouncing the Bharatiya Janata Party s (BJP) Sushma ...


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