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Amethi Lok Sabha election results 2024 LIVE: Congress' KL Sharma takes lead, Smriti Irani trailing

Since 2004, Rahul Gandhi had a firm grip on the Amethi constituency, securing victories with substantial margins. As part of the Nehru-Gandhi family legacy, he followed in the footsteps of Sanjay Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, and Sonia Gandhi, continuing the family's stronghold in the region.

Lok Sabha elections 2024: Its Rahul Gandhi vs Smriti Irani in Amethi seat, who will win the battle? AJR
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First Published Apr 1, 2024, 10:18 AM IST

 

Amethi, situated in Uttar Pradesh, is a significant Lok Sabha constituency among the state's 80 parliamentary seats. Consisting of five Assembly segments - Tiloi, Salon, Jagdishpur, Gauriganj, and Amethi itself - the constituency holds a general seat status without reservation for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs).

Traditionally, Amethi has been a battleground for political giants from the BJP and Congress. In the latest developments, BJP's prominent figure, Smriti Irani, is trailing by approximately 34,887 votes, according to early trends released by the Election Commission (EC).

Lok Sabha elections 2024: List of key candidates from Amethi seat

Smriti Irani – BJP

Kishori Lal Sharma – Congress 

Lok Sabha elections 2024: Know important dates

Date of Polling: May 20 - Phase 5

Counting of votes: June 4, 2024

Lok Sabha elections 2024: The war between Rahul Gandhi-Smriti Irani

Since 2004, Rahul Gandhi had a firm grip on the Amethi constituency, securing victories with substantial margins. As part of the Nehru-Gandhi family legacy, he followed in the footsteps of Sanjay Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, and Sonia Gandhi, continuing the family's stronghold in the region.

However, the political landscape shifted in 2014 when Smriti Irani challenged the Gandhi family's reign in Amethi, marking a significant departure from tradition. Despite Rahul Gandhi's victory over Smriti Irani by a margin of 1.07 lakh votes, it was a formidable contest, signaling a potential shift in voter sentiment. Over the next five years, Irani intensified her efforts in Amethi, capitalizing on public dissatisfaction and mounting criticism against Rahul Gandhi.

In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Smriti Irani, representing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), emerged victorious, defeating Rahul Gandhi by an impressive margin of 468,514 votes. This defeat marked a historic moment as it ended the Nehru-Gandhi family's uninterrupted reign in Amethi, signaling a significant political shift in the region.

Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi contested from the Wayanad constituency in Kerala, securing his parliamentary seat for the term.

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