Bengaluru, March 15 (IANS) Karnataka Congress Chief Dinesh Gundu Rao on Friday urged party President Rahul Gandhi to contest the Lok Sabha elections from the southern state.
“On behalf of Karnataka Congress, I urge Rahul Gandhi to consider contesting from Karnataka the forthcoming #LokSabhaElections2019. He should be our representative from south India and for that he should choose my state. #RaGaFromKarnataka,” tweeted Rao.
The Congress has already announced Gandhi’s candidature from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.
The Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka will be held in two phases — for 14 seats on April 18 and for the remaining 14 seats on April 23.
The state’s ruling Congress-Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) coalition has allotted 20 seats to Congress and eight to JD-S in these elections.