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Congress fields Ajay Rai from Varanasi, ends speculation on Priyanka

PTI
Published : Apr 25, 2019, 12:57 pm IST
Updated : Apr 25, 2019, 1:02 pm IST

The announcement came ahead of Narendra Modi's road show in Varanasi.

Once again Congress has fielded Ajai Rai and ended giant speculations of Priyanka contesting from the temple town. (Photo: File)
 Once again Congress has fielded Ajai Rai and ended giant speculations of Priyanka contesting from the temple town. (Photo: File)

New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday fielded Ajay Rai from Varanasi to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ending speculation on party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra fighting polls from the temple town in Uttar Pradesh.

The Congress also fielded Madhusudan Tiwari from Gorakhpur against BJP's actor-turned politician Ravi Kishan.

Speculation on Priyanka Gandhi making her political debut from Varanasi was fuelled after Congress president Rahul Gandhi, to a question on whether he planned to field his sister against PM Modi, said last week, "I will leave you in suspense. Suspense is not always a bad thing."

The Congress fielded Ajay Rai against Modi in 2014 as well.

He finished third in the contest, after Modi and Aam Aadmi Party's Arvind Kejriwal.

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