Congress president Rahul Gandhi will file his nomination for the Amethi seat in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. Prior to the filing of the nomination at the DC office, the Congress chief will be accompanied by sister and AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and brother-in-law Robert Vadra on a road show.
On April 4, Congress president Rahul Gandhi filed his nomination from Kerala's Wayanad constituency in presence of his sister and AICC general secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh east Priyanka Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi, who has been representing Uttar Pradesh's Amethi since 2004, is fighting the upcoming general elections from two seats. Gandhi said that he decided to contest from the south Indian state as people of the country's southern states feel "hostility from (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi" and he wanted to send a message that he and his party was standing with them.
"I have come to Kerala to send a message that India is one, be it North, South, East or West. My aim is to send a message, there is a feeling in South India that the way Centre, Modi ji and RSS are working its like an assault on culture and languages in South," the Congress chief told reporters in Wayanad.
On the other hand, BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani will file her nomination from Amethi on April 11. Before filing of the nomination, Irani will perform a havan puja at a temple and then hold a road show while proceeding towars the DC office.