The Congress party’s choice of candidates for the Amethi and Raebareli seats is still up in the air; Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra have been allowed till the end of the day to make their choices. Both siblings are anticipated to submit their nominations to Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge by tonight in the face of increasing pressure.

Deadline for Decision

The Congress leadership has pushed Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi to decide definitively on their candidacies in Amethi and Raebareli as the deadline for filing nominations draws near tomorrow. The siblings have the last say since they are the ones who know the reality on the ground in these areas.

Implications of Non-Contestation

The possible consequences of Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi’s choice to withdraw from their family’s strongholds have been highlighted by Congress chairman Mallikarjun Kharge. A move like this may convey the wrong message to voters, the opposition, and party members, which would affect the political environment not just in Uttar Pradesh but nationwide.

Efforts to Reclaim Amethi

According to reports, Rahul Gandhi is thinking of running from Amethi in the 2019 elections in an attempt to win back the seat that the BJP’s Smriti Irani had previously taken. Gandhi, who has served three terms in a row as a representative for Amethi, is looking to reclaim political ground in this important seat.

Priyanka Gandhi’s Firm Stance

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is refusing to run for office in spite of overwhelming demand to do so. There was much conjecture that she might take over Sonia Gandhi’s position in Raebareli. But even in the face of expectations from party members and supporters, Priyanka continues to be reluctant.

Congress’s Delayed Decision

There is increasing dissatisfaction among party employees and supporters as a result of the Congress party’s weeks-long deliberation on choosing candidates for Amethi and Raebareli. The leadership has decided to move quickly to finalize the candidates because of the increased urgency of the decision-making process due to the approaching nomination deadline.

Expectations from Rahul Gandhi

The party appears to have differing opinions over Rahul Gandhi’s possible Amethi candidacy, according to reports. If Gandhi wins in Amethi, he may have to give up his Kerala seat, but his return to his old constituency may be a calculated political maneuver by the Congress party.

Political Implications for the Gandhi Family

It is believed that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra refrained from running from Raebareli as a calculated move to prevent the BJP from escalating its charges of dynastic politics. Priyanka Gandhi’s victory in Raebareli may put all three Gandhi family members in parliament, because Sonia Gandhi is now a member of the Rajya Sabha.

Congress’s Electoral Strategy

In the approaching Lok Sabha elections, the Congress party is vying for 330 of the 353 seats that are still up for grabs, pitted against a unified opposition front. The party has worked to optimize electoral prospects in different states and to work with partners, as seen by this calculated seat distribution.

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