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.Updated: May 12, 2019 17:30 IST
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.
“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.
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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.”
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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.
The votes will be counted on May 23.
|Gopalganj||Janak Ram, BJP|
|Siwan||Om Prakash Yadav, BJP|
|Maharajganj||Janardan Singh Sigriwal, BJP|
|Paschim Champaran||Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal, BJP|
|Purvi Champaran||Radha Mohan Singh, BJP|
|Sheohar||Rama Devi, BJP|
|Vaishali||Rama Kishore Singh, LJP|
|Valmiki Nagar||Satish Chandra Dubey, BJP|
|Bhind||Dr. Bhagirath Prasad, BJP|
|Bhopal||Alok Sanjar, BJP|
|Guna||Jyotiraditya Scindia, Congress|
|Gwalior||Narendra Singh Tomar, BJP|
|Morena||Anoop Mishra, BJP|
|Sagar||Laxmi Narayan Yadav, BJP|
|Vidisha||Sushma Swaraj, BJP|
|Rajgarh||Rodmal Nagar, BJP|
|South Delhi||Ramesh Bidhuri, BJP|
|West Delhi||Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma, BJP|
|East Delhi||Maheish Girri, BJP|
|Chandni Chowk||Harsh Vardhan, BJP|
|North West Delhi||Udit Raj, BJP|
|North East Delhi||Manoj Tiwari, BJP|
|New Delhi||Meenakshi Lekhi, BJP|
|Ambala (SC)||Rattan Lal Kataria, BJP|
|Kurukshetra||Raj Kumar Saini, BJP|
|Sirsa (SC)||Charanjeet Singh Rori, INLD|
|Hisar||Dushyant Chautala, JJP|
|Karnal||Ashwini Kumar Chopra, BJP|
|Sonipat||Ramesh Chander Kaushik, BJP|
|Rohtak||Deepender Hooda, Congress|
|Gurgaon||Rao Inderjit Singh, BJP|
|Faridabad||Krishan Pal Gurjar, BJP|
|Allahabad||Shyama Charan Gupta, BJP|
|Ambedkar Nagar||Hariom Pandey, BJP|
|Azamgarh||Mulayam Singh Yadav, SP|
|Basti||Harish Dwivedi, BJP|
|Badohi||Virendra Singh, BJP|
|Domariyaganj||Jagdambika Pal, BJP|
|Jaunpur||KP Singh, BJP|
|Lalganj||Neelam Sonkar, BJP|
|Machhlishahr||Ram Charitra Nishad, BJP|
|Phulpur||Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel, SP|
|Pratapgarh||Kuwar Harivansh Singh, Apna Dal|
|Sant Kabir Nagar||Sharad Tripathi, BJP|
|Shrawasti||Daddan Mishra, BJP|
|Sultanpur||Varun Gandhi, BJP|
|Dhanbad||Pashupati Nath Singh, BJP|
|Giridih||Ravindra Kumar Pandey, BJP|
|Jamshedpur||Vidyut Baran Mahto, BJP|
|Singhbhum||Laxman Gilua, BJP|
|Bankura||Moon Moon Sen, Trinamool Congress|
|Bishnupur||Saumitra Khan, Trinamool Congress|
|Jhargram||Uma Saren, Trinamool Congress|
|Ghatal||Deepak Adhikari, Trinamool|
|Kanthi||Sisir Adhikari, Trinamool Congress|
|Medinipur||Sandhya Roy, Trinamool Congress|
|Purulia||Mriganko Mahato, Trinamool|
|Tamluk||Dibyendu Adhikari, Trinamool Congress|
First Published: May 12, 2019 12:55 IST