Sonia Gandhi, Rahul not to campaign for UP bypolls

Party sources downplayed it saying the Congress President, by convention, never campaigns in by-polls.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published:August 29, 2014 8:54 pm
The process of filing nominations has already started and the last date is August 27. The process of filing nominations has already started and the last date is August 27.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will not be campaigning for bye-elections in Uttar Pradesh scheduled on September 13.

Party sources, however, downplayed it saying the Congress President, by convention, never campaigns in by-polls.

The seats going for elections include Noida, Lucknow East, Saharanpur Nagar, Bijnore, Thakurdwara, Nighasan, Hamirpur, Charkhan, Sirathu, Balha, Rohaniya and Sirathu in Uttar Pradesh.

The process of filing nominations has already started and the last date is August 27.

Rahul Gandhi had once campaigned in a Lok Sabha by-poll in favour of party candidate Raj Babbar in 2009, where he was fielded against Dimple Yadav, the daughter-in-law of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Gandhi, was, however not the party Vice President then.

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    Bijaya Adhikari
    Sep 1, 2014 at 3:36 pm
    They no longer wish to appear as "Pradhan Sevak" on behalf of the country.
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    Brijkhanna
    Aug 29, 2014 at 5:44 pm
    AB SONIA JI AUR RAHUL KO POOCHHTA KAUN SIWAYE KUCHH CHAMCHON KEY AB TOH WOH AKSAR YEH GUNGUNATE NAZAR AATEY HEIN, " Woh din hawa huwe jab paseena gulab, thha, Ab toh chamchey hi nahin soongtey"
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    Ed Darwin
    Aug 30, 2014 at 3:07 am
    !!!fake his are aiming for bigger post like PM. So they want to wait out until the foot soldiers shoot down one another. THE ffAKE his and vadras not in JAIL due to bjp-congress lloot cartel. The loot cartel used stooges like AAP outside delhi to split votes of smaller parties to put parties like AAP in self-destruct mode. Such clever are these cartel. Not quite different from how angrez used to operate from behind stooges like Nehru and Jinnah who were projected as desis by angrez/videshi media. Even Mahatma hi the wheeler and dealer was imported from south-africa by angrez. This is why Mahatma never put condition before angrez to free India before indians partite in WW-I and WW-II.
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    Ed Darwin
    Aug 30, 2014 at 3:08 am
    ???
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    Ed Darwin
    Aug 30, 2014 at 3:07 am
    fake his are aiming for bigger post like PM. So they want to wait out until the foot soldiers shoot down one another. THE FAKE his and vadras not in JAIL due to bjp-congress loot cartel. The loot cartel used stooges like AAP outside delhi to split votes of smaller parties to put parties like AAP in self-destruct mode. Such clever are these cartel. Not quite different from how angrez used to operate from behind stooges like Nehru and Jinnah who were projected as desis by angrez/videshi media. Even Mahatma hi the wheeler and dealer was imported from south-africa by angrez. This is why Mahatma never put condition before angrez to free India before indians partite in WW-I and WW-II.
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    Deepak
    Aug 31, 2014 at 3:45 pm
    Congress prospects will be better.
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    GS
    Aug 29, 2014 at 4:19 pm
    They have no face to campaign in UP. For the first time they are afraid that they will losse if they both campaign. All Indians be happy. Its good for us.
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    His Masters
    Aug 30, 2014 at 1:40 am
    There is no control like remote control as long as there are top cl warriors to bring the spoils of war and lay at one's feet and lick it too.
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