In an ironic development a day after George Fernandes’ death, the Chikmagalur and Udupi Congress board has asked Priyanka Gandhi to challenge from Chikmagalur-Udupi Lok Sabha situate in the coming decision. Forty one years prior, her grandma Indira Gandhi had won from Chikmagalur in a by-decision. Fernandes was the main campaigner against Indira Gandhi in that race.
Chikmagalur, the Coffee bowl of India, and the seaside region Udupi were isolated Lok Sabha seats till 2004 Parliament decision. After the delimitation of supporters, they were converged in 2009.
The seat is as of now held by BJP’s torch chief Shobha Karandlaje and the Congress needs to wrest the seat this time riding on Priyanka wave. They contend that Indira Gandhi’s success from Chikmagalur had re empowered the Congress which was out of intensity in 1977 for its Emergency overabundances and a similar story will be rehashed if her granddaughter challenges from a similar seat.
Ruben Moses, area Congress representative, stated, “We need to make Congress wave once more. We are happy to the point that Priyanka Gandhi hosts joined the gathering as a general secretary. On the off chance that she consents to enter the Parliament from Chikmagalur, we would be so cheerful”.
He additionally included that Priyanka can make history and it will take the Congress back to control both at the Center and the state. The Congress won Chikmagalur in 1991 and Udupi in 1999.
Priyanka Gandhi’s authentic section into governmental issues has enthused a great deal of Congress specialists in Karnataka. Truth be told, Karnataka was one of the primary states to request her entrance into governmental issues route in 1999.
Both Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi had shown up at a Congress rally in Bellary. Their mom and recently designated Congress president Sonia Gandhi had challenged her first decision from Bellary and Amethi in 1999. Her kids had battled broadly for Sonia Gandhi in Bellary. In the wake of winning from both, Sonia had surrendered from Bellary.
H Vishwanath, who was then a Cabinet serve in the S M Krishna’s Congress government in 2000, had put forth an open expression asking Sonia Gandhi to incline toward girl over child. It had prompted a gigantic furore later. After a drop out with Siddaramaiah, he quit Congress, joined JDS and is currently its MLA and state unit president.
Some state Congress pioneers have even asked for Priyanka Gandhi to challenge from Chikkaballapura or Bengaluru South Lok Sabha seats.