Will Happily Contest From Varanasi If Rahul Asks: Priyanka Gandhi

New Delhi: Amid speculations that she could contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday said she will be happy to contest from Varanasi if asked by party President Rahul Gandhi.

“You will find out. If my Congress President tells me to contest, I will be happy to contest,” Priyanka Gandhi, AICC general secretary for UP East, told reporters at Kalpeta in Kerala.

She said this in response to a question whether she will contest the poll from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh from where Modi is seeking re-election.

Last month, Priyanka Gandhi had thrown a hint that she is not averse to taking on Modi in Varanasi.

In the recent weeks, Priyanka has slammed Narendra Modi, accusing him of ignoring his constituency of Varanasi, besides dubbing the BJP as “anti-farmer” and “pro-rich”.

Varanasi will go to polls in the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections on May 19.

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