Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Amethi

Amethi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday filed his nomination from Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi Lok Sabha constituency which goes to the polls in the fifth phase on May 6.

He was accompanied by his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, sister and party General Secretary for eastern Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and brother-in-law Robert Vadra.

Before filing his nomination papers, Rahul Gandhi held a massive road show in Gauriganj, district headquarters of Amethi.

Sonia Gandhi did not participate in the road show and directly arrived at the Collector’s office to remain by Rahul Gandhi’s side when he filed the papers.

Rahul Gandhi is facing a stiff competition in Amethi from Bharatiya Janata Party’s Smriti Irani, who is contesting against him for the second time. She lost to Rahul Gandhi in 2014 by a margin of over one lakh votes.

He is a three-time MP from Amethi, since 2004. Before him, it was represented by Sonia Gandhi.

Besides Amethi, Rahul Gandhi is also contesting from Kerala’s Wayanad parliamentary constituency.