Rahul Gandhi will hold a roadshow before filing the nomination, party leaders said.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi will file nomination for his second seat of Wayanad in Kerala today. Mr Gandhi is being accompanied by his sister and AICC in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. The Congress president will hold a roadshow before filing the nomination, party leader Ramesh Chennithala said. “A roadshow will be held tomorrow, before the filing of nomination papers, in which thousands of party workers will take part,” he said.
Mr Gandhi is contesting from Wayanad in addition to his traditional stronghold of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.
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Rahul Gandhi has been representing Amethi since 2004, but his winning margin has hugely shrunk in 2014. In the 2017 assembly elections, the Congress lost four of the five assembly segments that fall under the Lok Sabha seat.
This is the first time Rahul Gandhi is contesting from a second seat
Rahul Gandhi’s mother, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, had trounced Sushma Swaraj in Karnataka’s Bellary in 1999. Amethi was the other seat she contested. His grandmother Indira Gandhi had contested from Raebareli and Medak – currently in Telangana — in 1980.
Rahul Gandhi will file his nomination from Wayanad today. The Congress leader has selected Wayanad as his second seat in addition to his traditional seat of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.