Rahul Gandhi, accompanied by Priyanka Gandhi, has landed by helicopter in Wayanad. He was received by senior Congress leaders, few chosen ones allowed at the make shift helipad.
He will proceed to the Collectorate to file nomination papers and later address a road show. A mammoth crowd from nearby districts and neighbouring Tamil Nadu and Karnataka has been waiting eagerly for hours to have a look at the leader braving the scorching sun. People have assembled on both sides of roads, roof tops and from places where they can get a glimpse of Rahul.
Police are making every effort to control the crowd and keeping them at a safe distance. Due to the presence of Maoists in the area, he security has been strengthened in Wayanad constituency and adjoining hilly terrain.