Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Amethi Rahul Gandhi with his sister Priyanka Gandhi. (Photo by Atul Loke/ Getty Images)
CONGRESS president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday (10) filed his nomination for the Lok Sabha elections from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. He was accompanied by mother Sonia Gandhi, sister Priyanka and brother-in-law Robert Vadra.
The three-term MP will take on Union minister and BJP candidate Smriti Irani.
Rahul Gandhi reached the Collectorate to file his papers after a roadshow through the town.
It was the Gandhi family’s show of strength with the Congress president flanked by his sister, brother-in-law and their two children in the open truck.
Surging crowds of Congress supporters walked along as the truck made its way to the Collectorate.
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi was not part of the roadshow but reached the Collectorate to back her son.
Rahul Gandhi is also contesting from Wayanad in Kerala. He filed his nomination papers from there on April 4.
This is the first time he is fighting from two seats.
“I am overwhelmed by the love and affection of the people of Wayanad in Kerala,” tweeted Rahul after filing his nomination from Wayanad.
Amethi goes to the polls on May 6 in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, which begin on Thursday (11).