Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Amethi
April 11, 2019
After filing nomination papers from the Wayanad constituency last week, Congress party president Rahul Gandhi filed nomination from Amethi this week.
Gandhi will be fighting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from both the constituencies. He was accompanied by his family members, mother Sonia Gandhi, sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who is the Congress General Secretary and Robert Vadra.
Raihan and Miraya, niece and nephew of Rahul Gandhi were also present at the occasion.
He rode on the rooftop of a truck that moved through the streets of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh while going for the nomination process. Rahul was seen promoting his campaign theme for the election - the NYAY scheme by holding out T-shirt with the logo of the scheme.
Rahul also tweeted about the scheme saying
NYAY is such a powerful idea. Absolutely amazing resonance in the field. Even PM (Past Master) can't stop talking about it.
Under the NYAY scheme, congress is promising to pay an annual amount of 72,000 rupees to the poor people of India.
Union Minister Smriti Irani is fighting opposite Rahul Gandhi in Amethi and the election day is scheduled for 6 May. While in Kerala's Wayanad constituency CPI general Secretary S. Sudhakar Reddy is contesting against him.
Rahul's brother in law Robert Vadraâ€ tweeted, My best wishes to Rahul for a successful, productive and a healthy future, to create the change INDIA requires. Always in your support. #LokSabhaElections2019