Rahul to contest from Amethi, Sonia from Rae Bareli

Congress President Rahul Gandhi will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from his traditional Amethi seat and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi from her Rae Bareli, according to Congress’s first list of candidates released on Thursday.

The list of 15 candidates includes four candidates from Gujarat and 11 from Uttar Pradesh.

The list includes some young faces who have contested elections earlier as also from the old guard and reflects Rahul Gandhi’s desire to field well-known names to brighten the party’s prospects in the triangular fight.

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