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Lok Sabha election 2019: ‘BJP is on its way out,’ says Priyanka Gandhi after casting her vote

Priyanka Gandhi was accompanied by her businessman husband Robert Vadra as she came to cast her vote at a polling booth in Sardar Patel Vidyalaya in Lodhi Estate.

lok-sabha-elections Updated: May 12, 2019 17:30 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Priyanka Gandhi was accompanied by her businessman husband Robert Vadra as she came to cast her vote.
Priyanka Gandhi was accompanied by her businessman husband Robert Vadra as she came to cast her vote.(Amal KS/ HT Photo)
         

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Sunday the BJP will face a defeat in the Lok Sabha election this year as “angry and distressed” people will express their decision through their votes.

Priyanka Gandhi made the comments after casting her vote at a polling booth in Sardar Patel Vidyalaya in Lodhi Estate as polling was underway in all the seven parliamentary constituencies in Delhi in the sixth round of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election.

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“There is anger among people and they are under distress. Modiji, instead of talking about real issues, has been talking about random things. And, now, they will express their anger against this government through voting,” the Congress general secretary said while speaking with reporters.

Watch | ‘It’s clear BJP govt is on its way out’: Priyanka Gandhi after casting vote 

Priyanka Gandhi was accompanied by her businessman husband Robert Vadra as she came to cast her vote.

“It’s a really important election because we are fighting to save democracy, for our country, and keeping that in mind I cast my vote.”

Also read: Lok Sabha elections 2019: Delhi in numbers

Her brother and Congress president Rahul Gandhi cast his vote in the New Delhi parliamentary constituency where there party’s Ajay Maken is a candidate against the BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi and AAP’s Brijesh Goyal.

“The election was fought on several issues – unemployment, farm distress, demonetisation, Rafale… Narendra Modi used hatred in the campaign and we used love and I am confident love will win,” Rahul Gandhi said after casting his vote.

Her mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi voted in at a polling booth in Nirman Bhavan.

More than 1.43 crore people in Delhi are eligible to vote in this election, which will decide the fate of 164 candidates, of which 18 are women. There are 43 independent candidates.

Priyanka Gandhi’s Congress party ended up at the third spot in the last Lok Sabha election and is looking to bounce back. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had won all the seven seats in 2014 and is keen to retain its turf. The Aam Aadmi Party is looking to make a debut in the Lower House of Parliament this year.

Also read: BJP vs Congress vs AAP: A triangular contest for 7 Delhi seats

The votes will be counted on May 23.

 

Bihar
GopalganjJanak Ram, BJP
SiwanOm Prakash Yadav, BJP
MaharajganjJanardan Singh Sigriwal, BJP
Paschim ChamparanDr. Sanjay Jaiswal, BJP
Purvi ChamparanRadha Mohan Singh, BJP
SheoharRama Devi, BJP
VaishaliRama Kishore Singh, LJP
Valmiki NagarSatish Chandra Dubey, BJP
Madhya Pradesh
BhindDr. Bhagirath Prasad, BJP
BhopalAlok Sanjar, BJP
GunaJyotiraditya Scindia, Congress
GwaliorNarendra Singh Tomar, BJP
MorenaAnoop Mishra, BJP
SagarLaxmi Narayan Yadav, BJP
VidishaSushma Swaraj, BJP
RajgarhRodmal Nagar, BJP
Delhi
South DelhiRamesh Bidhuri, BJP
West DelhiParvesh Sahib Singh Verma, BJP
East DelhiMaheish Girri, BJP
Chandni ChowkHarsh Vardhan, BJP
North West DelhiUdit Raj, BJP
North East DelhiManoj Tiwari, BJP
New DelhiMeenakshi Lekhi, BJP
Haryana
Ambala (SC)Rattan Lal Kataria, BJP
KurukshetraRaj Kumar Saini, BJP
Sirsa (SC)Charanjeet Singh Rori, INLD
HisarDushyant Chautala, JJP
KarnalAshwini Kumar Chopra, BJP
SonipatRamesh Chander Kaushik, BJP
RohtakDeepender Hooda, Congress
Bhiwani–MahendragarhDharambir, BJP
GurgaonRao Inderjit Singh, BJP
FaridabadKrishan Pal Gurjar, BJP
Uttar Pradesh
AllahabadShyama Charan Gupta, BJP
Ambedkar NagarHariom Pandey, BJP
AzamgarhMulayam Singh Yadav, SP
BastiHarish Dwivedi, BJP
BadohiVirendra Singh, BJP
DomariyaganjJagdambika Pal, BJP
JaunpurKP Singh, BJP
LalganjNeelam Sonkar, BJP
MachhlishahrRam Charitra Nishad, BJP
PhulpurNagendra Pratap Singh Patel, SP
PratapgarhKuwar Harivansh Singh, Apna Dal
Sant Kabir NagarSharad Tripathi, BJP
Shrawasti Daddan Mishra, BJP
SultanpurVarun Gandhi, BJP
Jharkhand
DhanbadPashupati Nath Singh, BJP
GiridihRavindra Kumar Pandey, BJP
JamshedpurVidyut Baran Mahto, BJP
SinghbhumLaxman Gilua, BJP
West Bengal
BankuraMoon Moon Sen, Trinamool Congress
BishnupurSaumitra Khan, Trinamool Congress
JhargramUma Saren, Trinamool Congress
GhatalDeepak Adhikari, Trinamool
KanthiSisir Adhikari, Trinamool Congress
MedinipurSandhya Roy, Trinamool Congress
PuruliaMriganko Mahato, Trinamool
TamlukDibyendu Adhikari, Trinamool Congress

First Published: May 12, 2019 12:55 IST

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