In Indian politics except for Sanjay Gandhi never, a Gandhi family candidate lost in Uttar Pradesh that too in Amethi and Rae Barelli seats. They were seen as bastions of Gandhi family forever until today.
Smriti Irani managed to find a connection with local public and worked hard for 2 years at the ground level to beat Rahul Gandhi in the same Lok Sabha seat with 40k majority. Rahul Gandhi decided to resign but Sonia Gandhi did not accept it.
Priyanka Vadra joked about Smriti Irani during her campaign and she ended being a joke instead as only one seat out of 60 she campaigned was own by Congress in 2019 election mandate. In another shocking turn of events, the man who is projected as Nara Chandra Babu Naidu’s successor in TDP, Nara Lokesh lost his consistent to YSRCP candidate with 6k votes.
He contested in assembly elections for the first time in 2019, but he did work as Minister in TDP Government as he was nominated to MLC.