Wayanad: Rahul Gandhi this morning filed documents to contest the LS election from Kerala’s Wayanad. He landed there by a helicopter along with his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and headed to the District Collectorate office in Kalpetta.
A massive crowd of Congress workers and supporters carrying party flags greeted the brother-sister duo as they stood on a truck and waved at the crowd during their road show to mark the beginning of Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad campaign. A marching band was part of the procession that took them to the government office. Heavy security was in place in and around the Collectorate ahead of the high-profile visit of the Congress chief.
The Congress announced last weekend that its chief would contest from the hilly Kerala district in addition to the Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh that has voted him to Parliament since 2004, his first election.
The Congress President’s decision to contest from a second seat bolstered the BJP’s charge that Rahul Gandhi is “running away” because he is unsure of his prospects in Amethi, where he has been challenged by Union Minister Smriti Irani for the second time.