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Zero Worship?

Election 2012 shows up the Gandhi scion as a political novice Congress can’t bank on

Zero Worship?
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Zero Worship?
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All This For This?

  • Rahul Gandhi addressed 211 rallies, more than one for every two assembly seats
  • 18 roadshows in 48 days of campaigning; covered a total distance of 200 km in campaign bus
  • At 28, Rahul has just six more seats from the 22 in 2007
  • In the Gandhi family pocketboroughs of Amethi, Rae Bareli and Sultanpur, Congress picked up just two out of 15 seats on offer. In 2007, it had won 10 of these.
  • In Sonia Gandhi’s Rae Bareli, Congress failed to pick up any of the five seats; in his own Amethi, only two out of five seats went to Congress.
  • Congress picked up just five of the 85 reserved constituencies. It lost the Jewar constituency under which Bhatta-Parsaul (where Rahul campaigned against firing on farmers) falls. In Bhatta village, Congress got 176 of the 446 votes cast.

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