New Delhi: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi filed nomination from Amethi on Wednesday. It is the family bastion in which he is pitted against Union Minister Smriti Irani.
Gandhi had earlier filed his nomination from Wayanad in Kerala. This move was severely criticized by Irani who said Gandhi had deserted the people of Amethi.
He was accompanied by his sister and newly-appointed Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Robert Vadra and Vadra’s children, son Raihan and daughter Miraya.
They held a massive road show before filing the nomination, reports said.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing an election rally in Panaji and in Baramati, Maharashtra on Wednesday.