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Fear of losing Amethi seat forced Rahul Gandhi to contest from Wayanad: Piyush Goyal

The union minister also blamed the Congress president for not taking on the Left politics in Wayanad.

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New Delhi Published on: April 21, 2019 8:08 IST
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Piyush Goyal launches attack on Rahul Gandhi

It was the fear of losing Amethi Lok Sabha seat to Smriti Irani that led Rahul Gandhi to contest from Wayanad in Kerala, Railway minister Piyush Goyal has said. Piyush Goyal also said that Rahul would be defeated from both the constituency and he would have to "find a neighbouring country for the next elections".

"In Amethi, Smriti Irani will defeat Rahul and he would also get defeated in Wayanad," Piyush Goyal was quoted as saying by the news agency ANI. Piyush Goyal is Railways and Coal minister and a Rajya Sabha member.

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The union minister also blamed the Congress president for not taking on the Left politics in Wayanad.

"We have seen so many photos of Rahul Gandhi and Sitaram Yechury. If a leader does not have the courage to speak against his opponents, he will not be able to serve his country," Goyal said.

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