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Rahul Gandhi's Fight in Wayanad Against Left, Not BJP, Says Kerala CM Vijayan

The Left government in Kerala has fielded CPI's P.P. Suneer as their candidate to take on Rahul Gandhi.

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Updated:April 1, 2019, 7:14 AM IST
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Rahul Gandhi's Fight in Wayanad Against Left, Not BJP, Says Kerala CM Vijayan
File photo of Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan.

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress President Rahul Gandhi's decision to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Wayanad in Kerala, apart from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, cannot be seen as a symbolic fight, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said here on Sunday.

Vijayan's remarks came shortly after the Congress announced in New Delhi that Gandhi was going to contest from both the seats.

"In Kerala as we all know, the fight is between the Left and the Congress, with the BJP not in the picture at all. He should have fought against the BJP. Now that he has decided to contest from Wayanad, we the Left will see to defeat him," Vijayan told the media reported.

Kerala is slated to go to the polls on April 23 to elect 20 Lok Sabha candidates.

In reply to a question over the outcome if the UPA wins the general elections, Vijayan said: "We have already fielded our candidate and he will be taking on Gandhi."

The Wayanad seat has been allocated to the Communist Party of India (CPI) and it has fielded P.P. Suneer as their candidate.

Vijayan also expressed his resentment against the Congress for not clinching an alliance with the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party which would have worked to take on the BJP.

"I am sure the BJP is not going to make any inroads in Uttar Pradesh and all along Amethi has been a bastion of the Congress party."

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| Edited by: Ahona Sengupta
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