BJP to field General VK Singh to challenge Sonia in Rae Bareli?

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Niticentral Staff23 Aug 2013

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BJP to field General VK Singh against Sonia in Rae Bareli?Former Army chief General VK Singh is said to be keen to challenge Congress chief Sonia Gandhi in Rae Bareli, the bastion of the Nehru-Gandhi family. Reports say Singh has conveyed to the BJP top brass about his plan and the party leaders are believed to be excited to see a high-voltage fight in 2014 general election.

It is noteworthy that in 2012 UP Assembly election, most of the Congress candidates tasted humiliating defeat in the Assembly segments which fall under Rae Bareli Lak Sabha seat, represented by Sonia Gandhi, and Amethi Lok Sabha seat, represented by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

The Assembly Constituencies falling under the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat are Bachhrawan (SC), Harchandpur, Rae Bareli, Sareni and Unchahar.

तो जनरल वी.के. सिंह भाजपा से सोनिया को देंगे राय बरेली में चुनौती

The sources say that earlier Singh wanted to contest Lok Sabha election from Bhiwani in Haryana, General’s home State, but he relinquished the idea on account of the majority of Jat-population in the area. Singh, a Thakur, realised that it will be better for him to contest from a seat where the chances of his winability seems brighter. Rae Bareli and its surrounding areas have a sizable Thakur population.

Both the BJP leadership and General Singh are of the view that the latter hitting the hustings from Rae Bareli against Sonia will provide him with an opportunity for a monumental start of his political career.

In 2009 Lok Sabha poll, Sonia Gandhi had polled over 4.80 lakh votes and she emerged victorious with a margin of 3.72 lakhs votes.

General Singh grabbed news headlines in early 2012 when he dragged the Government in court over his age of retirement. Subsequently, he joined veteran social activist Anna Hazare in his fight against corruption.

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  • Hari Om

    The BJP needs to field Gen Singh against Sonia Gandhi. He will surely make her bite dust.

  • Vijay

    People are ignorant and will vote based on brand name and caste. There is a good chance that Singh may lose., A community who has voted Sonia Gandhi into power of all people would easily vote for her again. Misgovernance and Modi factor will gain Singh votes but, caste, religion, and brand recognition probably play a greater role. Lower castes and Muslims may not vote for him. But If VK Singh can dethrone the Italian mafia wife from her seat, that will be an admirable move indeed, worthy of mention in the pages of Indian history.

    • Amar

      he is a fighter, soldier- who can fight without a hitch for a long time or until wins.

  • Jitendra Desai

    Great idea! BJP should convince him for this.Not only that, BJP should also convince Sp & BSP to treat him as a common opposition candidate.

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  • s k muthanna

    Good move General! But are you bad enough to be a successful politician? It should not be like the good General K M Cariappa contesting and losing the Independent battle in Bombay. Overtly Sonia has Gandhi with her name; no power, for Singh is the PM! Her clean image is only being blackened by the opposition through unseen coalgate -vilification campaign. All coal is under the ground, safe, as Chidambaram has said !! To me you are like the Sun, bright, clean, powerful, protector of all – good, bad and ugly but all alone. In this stupid number game of politics where uncouth ways and means are adopted to win an election, how will you garner the numbers ? Is it possible through gentle ways in Indian vote bank, where a vote is sought( bought) for a hundred Rupees or through malpractice in the digital box !!??

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