No decision taken yet on Rahul’s Wayanad seat, says Chacko

No decision taken yet on Rahul’s Wayanad seat, says Chacko


Uncertainty over Congress president Rahul Gandhi contesting from the Wayanad constituency in Kerala continues and lending support to this, party senior leader PC Chacko said in Delhi that a final decision on this was yet to be taken.

Partially dousing the enthusiasm of party workers in Kerala, Chacko said the invitation of the Kerala PCC was conveyed to the High Command and news doing the rounds of Rahul having accepted it was baseless.

“Till Rahul decides from where he has to contest, news or opinions circulating are not correct,” he added. Rahul was first invited to contest from Karnataka and later from Tamil Nadu. Kerala was the last South Indian State to make the invitation. There was nothing wrong in Rahul seeking mandate even when the candidate list had been finalised, he added.

Chacko felt Rahul must also contest from a seat in North India and that was his personal opinion. "National leaders have contested from two seats before. And this was to make their presence felt across the country and to strengthen national unity and integration. The BJPs comment that Rahul Gandhi is seeking mandate fearing loss in North India is utterly false," Chacko added.