BJP’s Vinod Tawde: Rahul Gandhi’s Move to Rae Bareli Shows Lack of Confidence

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Pune, 3rd May 2024: BJP National General Secretary Vinod Tawde took aim at Rahul Gandhi’s candidacy from Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh, expressing scepticism and confidence in BJP’s electoral prospects.

The Congress party today unveiled its nominees for the Amethi and Rae Bareli constituencies in Uttar Pradesh, nominating Rahul Gandhi for Rae Bareli and Kishorilal Sharma for Amethi. Despite Rahul Gandhi filing his nomination today, his candidacy from Rae Bareli has sparked criticism from BJP leaders.

Speaking at an interview organized by the Pune Union of Working Journalists (PUWJ), Tawde addressed various political developments across the nation. He highlighted the ongoing Lok Sabha elections and emphasized the significance of rallies held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, which have garnered substantial support from citizens. Tawde expressed confidence in BJP’s performance, stating, “We will definitely cross the 400 mark this election.”

Tawde pointed out the stark contrast between the BJP’s organizational strength and the opposition’s shortcomings, stating, “On one side we have office bearers, activists working at booths everywhere. On the other hand, the opposition does not get officials and workers on the booth.”

He attributed this discrepancy to a prevailing sentiment among opposition party workers that regardless of their efforts, Narendra Modi will remain the Prime Minister.

Regarding Rahul Gandhi’s candidacy from Rae Bareli, Tawde questioned the decision, suggesting it may stem from apprehensions about Rahul Gandhi’s electoral prospects in Wayanad, Kerala. Tawde speculated that Rahul Gandhi’s choice to contest from Rae Bareli could have been influenced by his defeat in Amethi during the previous election.