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Sonia Gandhi will fight from Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli in 2019 general elections, says Priyanka Gandhi

New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday scotched speculation about Sonia Gandhi retiring from politics, saying her mother will fight from her Lok Sabha constituency of Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra at the Congress ceremony. PTI

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra at the Congress ceremony. PTI

Asked if she would contest from Rae Bareli in 2019, Priyanka told NDTV, "There is no question of my contesting... my mother (Sonia) will be contesting from Rae Bareli."

Priyanka's remarks assume significance against the backdrop of Sonia's comments on Friday that it was time for her now to retire. It triggered speculation and the party issued a clarification that she has retired only as Congress President and not from politics.

Replying to other questions, she said "My mother is the bravest woman I have seen. She faced a lot of difficulties."

Asked about Rahul Gandhi taking over, Priyanka said, "This is a proud moment for me."

Priyanka was accompanied by her husband Robert Vadra at the ceremony in AICC where Rahul Gandhi formally assumed office as Congress president.

Updated Date: Dec 16, 2017 16:55 PM

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