Who’s the real ‘B-team’? With Annie Raja and K Surendran on the battle for Wayanad

From food politics to bitter allegations, Rahul as PM candidate to what people really want.

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Do the people of Wayanad look at Rahul Gandhi as their PM candidate? Is their anger that he doesn’t visit the Lok Sabha constituency enough? Will be as easy a win for Gandhi as 2019 or can this constituency also go the Amethi way?

Newslaundry’s Manisha Pande and The News Minute’s Dhanya Rajendran travel to Wayanad in northern Kerala to look at the bitter battle between the Left and Congress, who have been trading allegations against each other of being the ‘B-Team’ of the Bharatiya Janata Party. 

Manisha and Dhanya also speak to two candidates from Wayanad – CPI’s Annie Raja and BJP’s K Surendran – and follow their campaign. The two sit down at Kerala’s famous restaurant Paragon to discuss food politics in a state where beef and boeuf are very much part of everyday cuisine. Finally, they also speak to people to ask them what their issues are in this election.

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