Rahul Gandhi is contesting Lok Sabha election from Uttar Pradesh's Amethi (File)
New Delhi: For the first time ever, Rahul Gandhi will contest a second seat from south India apart from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress has decided, according to sources. That seat could be from Kerala, Karnataka or Tamil Nadu.
The decision emerged hours after the Congress Working Committee, the party's top policy-making body that includes top leaders like former prime minister Manmohan Singh, met for discussions. There is already buzz about Wayanad in Kerala.
Rahul Gandhi's decision to contest in the south, along with his traditional Amethi seat, follows requests from various state units, said sources.
It will help Congress prospects in that region, party leaders feel.
Even DMK leader MK Stalin had requested for RG to contest in Tamil Nadu.
BJP's Smriti Irani had said that Amethi drove Rahul Gandhi away.
The BJP has scoffed at the Congress chief's plans, interpreting it as ..