Rahul files nomination from Wayanad
April 5, 2019
Congress President Rahul Gandhi filed his nomination on Thursday at Wayanad in Kerala as a candidate for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Rahul Gandhi, along with his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrived at Kozhikode on Wednesday night. They were given a grand welcome at Kozhikode airport where Kerala's former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was also there to welcome him. Rahul took a chopper to Kalpetta in Wayanad where he filed the nomination at the District Collectorate. Wayanad, a small town in Kerala, is home to India's largest population of tribal people. Opposition parties criticised Rahul Gandhi saying that he is running away to the small town because he is scared of his failure in Amethi.
Congress President @RahulGandhi is received by a huge crowd of well wishers as he arrives in Calicut to file his nomination for the Lok Sabha elections from the Wayanad constituency-Congress Party
While addressing a rally, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Congress has used the term Hindu terror hence angering many people. Hence, Rahul Gandhi had to contest in Wayanad where there is only a minority. Elections will happen at Wayanad on 23 April and results will be announced on 23 May.
"We dare Rahul Gandhi @RahulGandhi to pronounce Wayanad the way we malayalees do and also to discuss issues faced by tribals without the help of a translator. That is the first step before talking about Development. #NaMoAgain @AmitShah @narendramodi, tweeted Chowkidhar Thushar Vellapally, State Convenor of NDA in Kerala.
"With an outpouring of love and support, Youth Congress is leading by the masses in Kerala for Congress President Shri @RahulGandhi's nomination in #Wayanad today. We have been spreading awareness of the #NYAYForIndia scheme across the length and breath of Kerala too, tweeted Srinivas PV, Vice-President of Indian Youth Congress