Rahul Gandhi to contest Indian elections
NEW DEHLI: Rahul Gandhi, son of assassinated former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, will contest the upcoming parliamentary elections, marking a new political generation from the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, a Congress party leader said on Sunday.
Rahul Gandhi, a 34-year-old computer scientist who has spent most of his adult life abroad, will contest the Amethi seat which is currently held by his mother Sonia Gandhi, who heads the main opposition Congress party.
Sonia Gandhi, 57, will shift her seat to Rae Bareilly, another traditional seat of India’s most famous political family, senior Congress leader Ambica Soni told a news conference. —AFP