Congress president Rahul Gandhi filed his nomination for the Lok Sabha election from Amethi in the presence of his mother Sonia Gandhi, sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and brother-in-law Robert Vadra.
Mr. Gandhi reached the Collectorate to file his papers after a roadshow through the town along with his sister, brother-in-law and their two children in an open truck.
Surging crowds of Congress supporters walked along the truck to the Collectorate.
Ms. Sonia Gandhi was not part of the roadshow.
Mr. Gandhi is also contesting from Wayanad in Kerala. He filed his nomination there on April 4.
Amethi goes to the polls on May 6, fifth phase of the Lok Sabha election, which begins on April 11.
Sonia Gandhi, the chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance, on Saturday launched a stinging attack on the Narendra Modi government accusing it of being dismissive towards its political and ideological opponents. Gandhi said there must be “weight” in what a government says.
Addressing People’s Agenda – Jan Sarokar 2019 in New Delhi, Gandhi said the Modi government has “destroyed the institutions” during the past five years.
“The way the soul of our nation is being trampled for the past some time through a well-planned conspiracy is a matter of great concern,” she said adding, “Regressive forces have systematically dismantled our institutions. The current government has undermined the welfare architecture that was laid down over last 65 years.”..
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said he will ensure that the Rs 72,000 payout for the poorest in the country will be given if his party is voted to power.
He said the party had spoken with numerous economists both in India and abroad and the amount had been decided in such a manner that it won’t destabilise the economy and in fact would boost it.He said Congress will also order an inquiry into the Rafale contract……
Rahul Gandhi today filed documents to contest the national election from Kerala’s Wayanad. He landed there by a helicopter this morning, 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 roadshow to mark the beginning of Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad campaign…