Congress President Rahul Gandhi today (Wednesday, April 10) filed his nomination from Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi for 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Rahul reached there on the roof top of a truck along with his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, brother-in-law Robert Vadra and mother Sonia Gandhi.
Congress president along with his family was treated very well by the people of Amethi, who gathered there to welcome Gandhi. The truck was moving slowly, as the crowd was there on the road to greet the leader, and was clicking photos of him.
Rahul Gandhi was seen intermittently holding up a T-shirt with the logo of his main campaign theme for this election – the NYAY scheme that promises Rs. 72,000 a year to India’s poorest. At the election office, his mother Sonia Gandhi also joined him.
The Gandhi siblings are a familiar sight in Amethi during election season. In fact, many say people of this constituency have had less sightings of their three-time MP Rahul Gandhi, compared to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who has been in charge of the campaign for her brother in Amethi for 15 years.
Apart from Amethi, Rahul Gandhi is also contesting from Kerala’s Wayanad, and for this he is being heavily criticized by the opposition parties, especially Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Union Minister Smriti irani, who is contesting against Rahul from Amethi.
Irani, who is prepared to fight against Gandhi from Amethi, has been heard criticising Gandhi as a negligent MP, who forget his promises that he made to the people there.
She had also criticized Congress president’s decision of contesting from two seats and had said that by contesting from two constituencies, he has made it clear that he will sure betray people of one constituency, even if he wins both.