Rahul Gandhi vs Smriti Irani in Amethi: Congress' Rashid Alvi claims BJP leader would even lose deposit

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Rahul Gandhi vs Smriti Irani in Amethi: Congress' Rashid Alvi claims BJP leader would even lose deposit

The people of Amethi want to rectify their "mistake" of 2019, and Congress workers, as well as leaders, are demanding that Rahul Gandhi contest from the constituency in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, the party's Uttar Pradesh chief Ajay Rai said. Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi contested the 2019 general elections from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh and Wayanad in Kerala. He lost Amethi to BJP leader Smriti Irani. Congress leader Rashid Alvi on August 19 said, “…If Rahul Gandhi contests from Amethi, Smriti Irani will even lose her security deposit, she might leave Amethi, but I request BJP, don't let her run away."