NEW DELHI - As reports emerged that Congress wants its Uttar Pradesh general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to contest Varanasi Lok Sabha seat against PM Modi, sources said a set of leaders had suggested that she take on another tall leader from and contest from Gandhinagar instead.
On Saturday, several reports emerged that Priyanka is giving serious thought to suggestions from a set of leaders that she contest from Varanasi as a consensus Opposition candidate. It remains unclear whether she will agree. Sources said it is up to Gandhis to take a final call.
Party leaders told DNA that a set of leaders, who had earlier worked with the office of party president Rahul Gandhi and had since moved on to working in his sister's team, had suggested that she consider taking on BJP president Amit Shah instead.
However, with the last date of filing of nominations of Gandhinagar, which goes to the polls in the third phase, being over by April 4, the likelihood of that is now over.