The decision of Rahul's roadshow in Varanasi was taken after Modi had held a rally in Amethi on May 5. Polling was held in Amethi on Wednesday where Gandhi is locked in a triangular contest with BJP's Smriti Irani and Aam Aadmi Party's Kumar Vishwas.

Modi's rally in Amethi also came on the last day of campaigning for the eighth phase of polling and was an attempt to give a push to the BJP candidate's poll prospects in the pocketborugh of Gandhi family.

Rahul's roadshow in Varanasi is being seen as a way of getting back at Modi who had broken the unwritten code that no top political leader campaigns in the political backyard of a top rival.


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