File photo of Congress president Rahul Gandhi | PTI
Meanwhile amid calls for Rahul Gandhi to contest from a seat in southern India apart from his Amethi constituency, Union Minister Smriti Irani, who challenged the Congress president in his Uttar Pradesh seat in the 2014 election, said that the calls were being "staged" as people in Mr Gandhi's constituency have rejected him.
अमेठी ने भगाया,— Chowkidar Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) March 23, 2019
जगह-जगह से बुलावे का स्वांग रचाया,
क्योंकि जनता ने ठुकराया। #BhaagRahulBhaag
सिंहासन खाली करो राहुल जी कि जनता आती है pic.twitter.com/oVEox3YyHh