Priya Dutt unwilling to contest in Lok Sabha elections 2019

Priya Dutt informed Congress president Rahul Gandhi about her unwillingness to contest the upcoming 2019 polls on email


In a push to Congress party, Congress leader and Former MP Priya Dutt on Monday wrote to Congress president Rahul Gandhi expressing her unwillingness to contest in the upcoming 2019 polls. Dutt informed about the same to Rahul Gandhi on an email. 

According to sources, Dutt has cited personal reasons and the factions within the Mumbai Congress unit for not willing to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Dutt, daughter of Congress MP Sunil Dutt, has served as an MP twice from Mumbai’s North West and North Central Lok Sabha constituency. 

The faction within the Congress party is an open secret in the political sphere. Several leaders from the Mumbai unit have spoken against the current Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam. Earlier, during the visit of senior leader Mallikarjun Kharge in the city, the demand to remove Nirupam from his position. 

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In the political circle, the talks about the dispute between Nirupam and Gurudas Kamat was also discussed. Kamat’s loyal have alleged that after Nirupam took over as Mumbai president he only benefited people from his lobby. With Priya Dutt unwilling to contest from the LS seat, Congress has fastened its search for the deserving candidate.