rahul gandhi amit shah: Amethi rout stuns Rahul Gandhi, Amit Shah says Cong ‘jave chhe’ | India News
LUCKNOW: The defeat of Congress in Amethi, the pocket borough of its vice-president Rahul Gandhi, within the UP civic polls on Friday prompted an emboldened BJP to choose holes in his Gujarat marketing campaign. Congress misplaced each municipal board seats — Gauriganj and Jais — in Amethi. Its loss in Gauriganj got here as a setback because the candidate could not even safe sufficient votes to save lots of her deposit.
Taking a jibe at ‘Congress ave chhe (Congress coming to energy)’ slogan given by the celebration in Gujarat, BJP nationwide president Amit Shah tweeted: “Gujarat mein Congress ke neta kahte hain ki Congress ave chhe, ave chhe jabki Amethi-Rae Bareli ki janata kahti hai ki Congress jave chey, jave chey (Opposite to Congress slogan in Gujarat, the folks of Amethi-Rae Bareli are saying, ‘Congress is vanishing’)”
Securing simply 1,088 of the 15,209 votes polled, Congress candidate from Gauriganj, Geeta, completed fourth. SP’s Rajpati gained the Gauriganj seat securing 5,486 (37.22%) of the entire votes. BSP candidate Tara completed second with 27.76% (four,091 votes) adopted by BJP candidate Gita Devi who received three,299 (22.38%) votes.
In Jais, Congress’s Israt Husain misplaced to BJP’s Mahesh Pratap. Whereas Israt secured 23.27% of the entire votes polled, Mahesh secured 27.25% votes. Rae Bareli municipal board chief ballot turned out to be a face saver as Congress candidate Poornima Srivastava beat her nearest competitor.
Securing 24,205 votes, Poornima defeated SP’s Nasreen Bano with four,075 votes. BJP’s Sonia Rastogi completed third. Nevertheless, Congress scored badly in nagar panchyat seats in Rae Bareli.