In contrast to her party's rout in Uttar Pradesh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday seemed set to retain her Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat.
According to election officials, she led over BJP's Ajay Agarwal by 1.21 lakh votes. The only other Congress candidate leading in Uttar Pradesh was its vice president Rahul Gandhi (Amethi).
Sonia Gandhi was first elected from Rae Bareli in 2004 and again in 2009. She was earlier the Amethi MP.