With just days left for the last phase of elections, Congress President Rahul Gandhi intensifying its hunt to make a comeback at Centre will address marathon rallies in Punjab to seek votes for his party candidates. As scheduled, Congress Chief is slated to address two rallies in the state where polls are due for May 19.
In Ludhiana Lok Sabha Seat, Congress President will seek votes for sitting MP Ravneet Singh Bittu of Congress. Bittu is up against Maheshinder Singh of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). While AAP has named Professor Tejpal Singh Gill. In 2014 national polls, Bittu won the seat with a slim margin of 40,000 votes by defeating AAP’s HS Phoolka.
While in Faridkot Lok Sabha Seat, Congress Chief will seek votes for party candidate Muhammed Sadiq who is up against AAP sitting MP Sadhu Singh. While SAD has forged an alliance Gulzar Singh Ranike.
Rahul Gandhi was also slated to visit Alwar to meet the gang-rape victim on Wednesday. However, his visit was cancelled due to bad weather.
Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi’s sister and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi visited Punjab on Tuesday. She addressed a huge gathering in Bathinda and held a roadshow in Pathankot.
A bustling Bathinda comes roaring to show support for Congress and Smt.@PriyankaGandhi, who addressed a huge gathering, speaking about Party's development initiatives in Punjab under Hon'ble CM @Capt_Amarinder Ji's leadership and future plans! pic.twitter.com/eg2vxHuLbc
— Punjab Congress (@INCPunjab) May 14, 2019
General Elections 2019 is in the last leg and last phase polling will be held on May 19. Counting of Votes and Results for the mega Battle of ballots will be announced on May 23 four days after the 7th phase of voting.C
Punjab for its 13 Parliamentary seats will poll in a single phase on May 19 four days ahead of counting.
In 2014 General Elections, BJP-SAD combine won 6 Lok Sabha Seats with BJP emerged victorious on 2 seats while SAD on 4. Congress who suffered major setback across the nation managed to win 3 Lok Sabha Seats in Punjab while debutant Aam Aadmi Party bagged 4 Lok Sabha Seats.