The two constituencies of Amethi and Rae Bareli, which are adjacent, have been the stronghold of the first political family of the country for decades, so much so that for the opponents the result appears to be a foregone conclusion and the electoral battle just a token fight.
While Congress President Sonia Gandhi is contesting her third election from Rae Bareli, her son and AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi is contesting his second election from Amethi.
In both the constituencies, SP has not put up any candidate but both SP'>BSP and BJP have their nominees in place.
SP'>BSP candidate in Amethi Ashish Shukla is campaigning on the issue of “fearless and corruption free administration”, something which the people of the constituency are not buying.
BJP candidate Pradeep Singh is toeing the lines of party’s prime ministerial candidate L K Advani in his campaign.
Rae Bareli has R B Singh of BJP and R S Kushwaha of SP'>BSP to give a fight to Sonia Gandhi.