Rahul Gandhi to file nomination in Wayanad today

Congress member of parliament (MP) Rahul Gandhi will on April 3 file his nomination papers in Wayanad for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Gandhi will also hold a roadshow in the constituency that he won in 2019 Lok Sabha elections with a margin of over four lakh votes. 

Rahul will arrive by helicopter at Muppainad village, and will travel by road till Kalpetta, the Congress party said. He will then hold a roadshow from Kalpetta in which he will be accompanied by his sister Priyanka Gandhi and AICC general secretaries KC Venugopal and Deepa Das, among other Congress leaders. 

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AICC in-charge of the National Students’ Union of India Kanhaiya Kumar as well as Leader of Opposition in the state assembly V D Satheesan and KPCC acting president M M Hassan, will also accompany Rahul in the road show that will end near the Civil Station before Rahul submits his nomination papers to the District Collector, the party said. 

In the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Rahul Gandhi won after polling 7,06,367 votes out of a total of 10,92,197 with his closest rival –CPI’s P P Suneer – receiving only 2,74,597 votes. 

Voting in Kerala for the Lok Sabha polls this year will be held in the second phase on April 26.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Published: 03 Apr 2024, 11:44 AM IST