KL Sharma Congress's choice to challenge Smriti Irani in Amethi

KL Sharma Congress's choice to challenge Smriti Irani in Amethi

New Delhi. As the political landscape in Amethi undergoes a significant shift with Rahul Gandhi's decision to contest from Rae Bareli, Congress has named Kishori Lal Sharma, popularly known as KL Sharma, as its candidate to take on BJP's Smriti Irani in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

KL Sharma's selection underscores his longstanding association with the Gandhi family and his deep roots in the political landscape of Amethi and Rae Bareli. Hailing from Ludhiana, Punjab, Sharma's journey with the Gandhi family began in 1983 when he accompanied Rajiv Gandhi to both Rae Bareli and Amethi. Since then, his ties with the Gandhis have only grown stronger, becoming an integral part of their inner circle.

Following the tragic demise of Rajiv Gandhi in 1991, KL Sharma continued to play a pivotal role in the political affairs of Rae Bareli and Amethi. He assumed responsibility for overseeing the constituency's development under the leadership of leaders like Sheela Kaul and Satish Sharma. When Sonia Gandhi entered active politics and visited Amethi for the first time, Sharma accompanied her, cementing his role in the family's political endeavours.

Despite the changing political tides and shifts within the Congress party, KL Sharma's loyalty and dedication have remained unwavering. From serving as an integral member of the AICC to overseeing key electoral campaigns in states like Bihar and Punjab, Sharma has consistently demonstrated his commitment to the party's cause.

With his nomination for the Amethi constituency, KL Sharma is poised to carry forward the legacy of the Gandhi family in the region. Alongside his electoral responsibilities in Amethi, Sharma is expected to continue overseeing Rahul Gandhi's interests in Rae Bareli, ensuring a seamless transition and sustained focus on the developmental needs of both constituencies.

As the Lok Sabha elections draw near, KL Sharma's candidacy represents a strategic move by Congress to reclaim its stronghold in Amethi and counter the formidable presence of BJP's Smriti Irani. With his deep-seated connections and unwavering commitment, Sharma embodies the party's enduring spirit and its resolve to uphold the Gandhian legacy in Uttar Pradesh.


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