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Not Just Rahul Gandhi, These Candidates Fought From Two Seats Too!

India | News18 | April 2, 2019, 1:50 pm
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 For the past few weeks, news of Congress president Rahul Gandhi contesting from two seats – Amethi in Uttar Pradesh and Wayanad in Kerala – has dominated headlines, with the BJP attacking him repeatedly for fighting from a ‘safe seat’. Although the news has garnered a lot of attention, the practice is not unprecedented. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to UPA chief Sonia Gandhi, these top political leaders also fought from two seats. Take a look. (Image: PTI)

For the past few weeks, news of Congress president Rahul Gandhi contesting from two seats – Amethi in Uttar Pradesh and Wayanad in Kerala – has dominated headlines, with the BJP attacking him repeatedly for fighting from a ‘safe seat’. Although the news has garnered a lot of attention, the practice is not unprecedented. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to UPA chief Sonia Gandhi, these top political leaders also fought from two seats. Take a look. (Image: PTI)

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 Narendra Modi: Vadodara and Varanasi, 2014. (Image: Reuters)

Narendra Modi: Vadodara and Varanasi, 2014. (Image: Reuters)

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 Mulayam Singh Yadav: Azamgarh and Mainpuri, 2014. (Image: Reuters)

Mulayam Singh Yadav: Azamgarh and Mainpuri, 2014. (Image: Reuters)

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 Lalu Prasad Yadav: Saran and Pataliputra, 2009. (Image: Reuters)

Lalu Prasad Yadav: Saran and Pataliputra, 2009. (Image: Reuters)

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 Akhilesh Yadav: Firozabad and Kannauj, 2009. (Image: PTI)

Akhilesh Yadav: Firozabad and Kannauj, 2009. (Image: PTI)

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 Lalu Prasad Yadav: Chapra and Madhepura, 2004. (Image: Reuters)

Lalu Prasad Yadav: Chapra and Madhepura, 2004. (Image: Reuters)

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 Mulayam Singh Yadav: Sambhal and Kannauj, 1999. (Image: PTI)

Mulayam Singh Yadav: Sambhal and Kannauj, 1999. (Image: PTI)

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 Sonia Gandhi: Bellary and Amethi,1999. (Image: Reuters)

Sonia Gandhi: Bellary and Amethi,1999. (Image: Reuters)

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 Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Gandhinagar and Lucknow, 1996. (Image: PTI)

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Gandhinagar and Lucknow, 1996. (Image: PTI)

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 Mayawati: Bijnor and Hardwar, 1991. (Image: PTI)

Mayawati: Bijnor and Hardwar, 1991. (Image: PTI)

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 Lal Krishna Advani: New Delhi and Gandhinagar, 1991. (Image: Reuters)

Lal Krishna Advani: New Delhi and Gandhinagar, 1991. (Image: Reuters)

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 Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Vidisha and Lucknow, 1991. (Image: PTI)

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Vidisha and Lucknow, 1991. (Image: PTI)

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 Indira Gandhi: Rae Bareli and Medak, 1980.

Indira Gandhi: Rae Bareli and Medak, 1980.

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 Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Balrampur and Lucknow, 1962. (Image: Getty Images)

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Balrampur and Lucknow, 1962. (Image: Getty Images)

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