02 March, 2021

2019 Elections: Rahul Gandhi's Decision To Contest From Kerala A Masterstroke, Says Jyotiraditya Scindia

In a dual role as a candidate from Guna in Madhya Pradesh and party in-charge of Western Uttar Pradesh, Jyotiraditya Scindia, a close ally of Rahul Gandhi, talks about 2019 election strategies and what's next for the Congress in its fight against the BJP.

2019 Elections: Rahul Gandhi's Decision To Contest From Kerala A Masterstroke, Says Jyotiraditya Scindia
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2019-12-09T12:58:28+05:30

Congress general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia is playing a dual role this election. He is the party candidate from Guna in Madhya Pradesh and also the party in-charge of western Uttar Pradesh. Taking time out from campaigning for the May 12 polls in Guna, Scindia speaks to Preetha Nair about the party’s prospects. Excerpts:

How are you juggling between MP and UP?

I am dividing my time ­between UP, MP and other parts of India. I have no clue about where my overnight camp is and where I am sleeping today. I will be campaigning in Guna for a month after filing nomination.

This was the first ­election after you took charge of western UP. Will the Congress play a role in the state?

I think the BJP is ­certainly on the backfoot. Our party has put up a pretty good show. The million-­dollar question is locked up in the ballot boxes (EVMs). Let’s wait till May 23. I am quite confident that the Congress will perform well.

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