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Hitting Back At Varanasi Jibe, BJP Says Rahul And Sonia Gandhi Will Lose Lok Sabha Seats In 2019

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| April 9 , 2018 , 08:36 IST

With the BJP 'wave' taking over the nation, the Opposition is becoming united in its front to the saffron party, with new Congress President Rahul Gandhi taking a lead.

The BJP hit back on Rahul Gandhi's comments from Bengaluru on Sunday when he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi might even lose his Varanasi seat under a united Opposition. The BJP spokesperson said that even Rahul Gandhi and his mother veteran Congress leader Sonia Gandhi were at risk of losing their own Lok Sabha seats.

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Rahul Gandhi, during his campaigning tour of Bengaluru on Sunday said, "Forget the BJP winning the 2019 polls, even Prime Minister Narendra Modi might lose his Varanasi seat under a united opposition."

BJP spokesperson Anil Baluni said that the Congress President should not worry about Modi and rather be concerned about his and Sonia Gandhi's electoral fate in 2019.

"In the kind of circumstances prevailing today, both Rahul and his mother, Sonia Gandhi, will lose from their seats, Amethi and Raebareli, respectively. They have done nothing in their constituencies and the people's disappointment with them is growing," said Baluni.

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Since becoming party president in December 2017, Rahul Gandhi's influence has been spreading rapidly, as has been evident in the bypoll wins and the improved performance of the Congress party in the Gujarat state elections, which is considered to be a stronghold of the BJP party. However, the Congress is yet to win a state election since the party won the state of Punjab.

The upcoming Karnataka state elections hold high stakes for both the national parties, as Congress hopes to consolidate its incumbent government while BJP aims to continue its winning streak.