Lok Sabha polls 2019: Rahul Gandhi sends team to Amethi to ascertain cause of defeat

ANI Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, India May 31, 2019, 08.56 AM(IST) May 31, 2019, 09.02 AM(IST)

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The team comprises of AICC secretary Zubair Khan and Congress' Raebareli in-charge KL Sharma.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday sent a team to Amethi to find out the reason for his shocking defeat to BJP leader Smriti Irani from the parliamentary constituency which was considered a stronghold of the Nehru-Gandhi family.

The team comprises of AICC secretary Zubair Khan and Congress' Raebareli in-charge KL Sharma.

Both the leaders have been asked to give a report for the reason for the loss, said a senior party functionary from Amethi.

Sharma was looking after Amethi Lok Sabha seat till 2009 when he was replaced by Chandrakant, a party worker from Madhya Pradesh.

He now manages Raebareli parliamentary seat, which is UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's constituency.

In the recently-concluded Lok Sabha elections, Rahul lost to Irani by over 55,000 votes from Amethi seat. 

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