Rahul Gandhi files nomination after mega roadshow in Kalpetta

The roadshow, with nearly ten thousand Congress supporters and local leaders from Kozhikode and Malappuram, culminated at the collectorate, amidst a fervent wave of supporters chanting slogans. 

| Updated: 03 April, 2024 5:36 pm IST
Rahul Gandhi files nomination for Wayanad following a mega roadshow in Kalpetta

KALPETTA: Rahul Gandhi filed his nomination papers for the Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency after leading a massive roadshow, accompanied by thousands of Congress and IUML workers and leaders. Priyanka Gandhi, AICC secretary KC Venugopal, VD Satheeshan, and other senior leaders joined him.

The roadshow, with nearly ten thousand Congress supporters and local leaders from Kozhikode and Malappuram, culminated at the collectorate, amidst a fervent wave of supporters chanting slogans.

Despite the soaring temperatures in the hilly town of Wayanad, enthusiastic crowds lined both sides of the road, cheering ‘jai jai Rahul Gandhi’ and ‘down down Narendra Modi’ as the Congress MP waved from his vehicle.

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Hundreds of party workers and supporters walked alongside, in front, and at the rear of the vehicle. Notably, unlike in 2019, the supporters did not display Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) flags but instead waved Congress flags and banners of Rahul Gandhi.

Before departing for Delhi, Rahul Gandhi visited a few houses at the Malavayal tribal colony near Kalpetta. Speaking to the media after the visit, he urged all those supporting democratic and constitutional values to unite and support the Congress party.

In the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Rahul Gandhi secured victory with 7,06,367 votes out of a total of 10,92,197, securing 64.95 percent of the total votes. His closest rival, CPI’s P P Suneer, received 2,74,597 votes, while the BDJS candidate Thushaar Vellapally managed to secure 7.5 percent votes.

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