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Post poll win, Rahul Gandhi to pay two-day visit to Wayanad in June first week

Gandhi, Who Contested From Two Lok Sabha Constituencies This Election, Won From Wayanad But Lost His Traditional Bastion Amethi To BJP Candidate And Union Minister Smriti Irani.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Nabanita Chakorborty | Updated on: 01 Jun 2019, 12:12:47 AM
Congress president Rahul Gandhi (Photo Source: @RGWayanadOffice)

New Delhi:

Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be on a two-day visit to Wayanad, his new Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala, from June 7 to 8. This will be his first visit to Wayanad after winning the parliamentary constituency in this Lok Sabha elections.

Gandhi’s  Twitter account for Wayanad announced on Friday, "Congress President and newly elected Member of Parliament from Wayanad, Shri Rahul Gandhi will be in the constituency on 7th and 8th of June to thank the people for their love and support".

During his two-day tour, Gandhi will be visiting all the seven Assembly constituencies of Wayanad to thank the people for showing faith in him, a party leader told the news agency IANS.

Gandhi, who contested from two Lok Sabha constituencies this election, won from Wayanad but lost his traditional bastion Amethi to BJP candidate and Union Minister Smriti Irani.

In Wayanad, the Congress president defeated his nearest Communist Party of India (CPI) candidate PP Suneer by a record margin of over 4.31 lakh votes. While Gandhi secured 7,06,367 votes, Suneer ended up bagging 2,74,597 votes. The BJP-led NDA candidate Thushar Vellapally, who is also state NDA chairman, came a poor third, polling about 78,000 votes.

(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published : 01 Jun 2019, 12:12:47 AM