In blistering heat, with folded hands and a smile on his face, Congress president Rahul Gandhi launched a new chapter of partyâ€™s battle in the Lok Sabha Elections from Keralaâ€™s Wayanad on Thursday. Along with him was one of his most trusted lieutenant â€“ sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Holding his bunch of papers, Priyanka was the perfect sister helping elder brother as he filed the nomination papers for the crucial poll battle. The brother-sister duo also took to the roads of Wayanad to appeal the voters with a mega show. Later, Priyanka also took to the Twitter and wrote a beautiful message for her brother.
â€œMy brother, my truest friend, and by far the most courageous man I know. Take care of him Wayanad, he wont let you down,â€ Priyanka tweeted along with a photo of his brother filing the nomination papers. Â
My brother, my truest friend, and by far the most courageous man I know. Take care of him Wayanad, he wont let you down. pic.twitter.com/80CxHlP24Tâ€” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) April 4, 2019
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," Gandhi said.
On Wednesday, not impressed by Rahul Gandhi's decision, Left parties asserted that they will teach him how to "fight elections on the ground", even as the Congress said nothing will affect its chief's prospects in the state.
"Rahul Gandhi is like an invisible God. It will be easy for him to win polls in his family bastion Amethi (Uttar Pradesh). But the soil of Wayanad is something different. We will teach him on how to fight elections on the ground," CPI's Wayanad district leader, Vijayan Cherukara, had said on Wednesday.
The Left Democratic Front (LDF) -- a coalition of left-wing parties in Kerala -- has fielded CPI's PP Suneer from the Wayanad parliamentary constituency, which has seven assembly segments, three each in Wayanad and Malappuram districts and one in Kozhikode district.