Karti wants Priyanka Gandhi to contest Kanyakumari Lok Sabha bypoll

Byelection necessitated due to death of sitting MP Vasanthakumar

Karti wants Priyanka Gandhi to contest Kanyakumari Lok Sabha bypoll

Priyanka Gandhi. PTI/file

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 24

Sivaganga MP Karti Chidambaram on Monday said AICC General Secretary UP Priyanka Gandhi Vadra should contest the soon to be announced Lok Sabha bypoll from Kanyakumari.

“We need a bold move. Something which will fire up the imagination of the @INCIndia worker. @priyankagandhi must contest the Kanyakumari Parliamentary seat election which is likely to be announced shortly. @INCTamilNadu It will be an overwhelming victory for her/party/alliance,” tweeted Karti.

Kanyakumari will see a bypoll after 50 years. The last bypoll was held in January 1969 which became the comeback election of K Kamaraj, the former CM of Madras state.

Bypoll will be necessitated due to the death of sitting MP H Vasanthakumar.

In 1969, Kamaraj returned to preeminence with a win in this segment after earlier losing the Virudhunagar assembly seat in the 1967 state polls.

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