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Rahul Gandhi loses Amethi seat in the biggest upset of 2019 polls

Rahul Gandhi loses Amethi seat in the biggest upset of 2019 polls
Friday 24
0:30 2019

Rahul Gandhi, president of India's main opposition Congress party, conceded on Thursday he had lost his seat in the famous family's long-held home constituency. "Smriti Irani [of the BJP] has won in Amethi and I congratulate her. The people of Amethi have given their mandate," Gandhi told a news conference. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) handed a heavy defeat to Congress and regional parties and Gandhi could not save his own seat in the constituency of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh state. Congress has held Amethi in Uttar Pradesh state since 1967 except for one three-year stint in ...

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Summary: Congress president loses his own parliamentary seat in the Gandhi family borough of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh state.

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