Wayanad, Apr 4 : All India Congress Committee (AICC) President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday filed his nomination papers from Wayanad Lok Sabha Constituency in Kerala.
AICC General secretary and Mr Gandhi's sister Priyanka Vadra accompanied him during the filing of nomination papers.
AICC general secretaries Mukul wasnik, K C Venugopal, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President Mullapally Ramachandran, former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala also accompanied Mr Gandhi. Mr Gandhi filed his nomination papers before the Returning Officer and Wayanad District Collector in his chamber at around 1150 hrs.
The Congress says by choosing Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi will be contesting from a seat that, in a way, represents three southern states. Wayanad shares borders with Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
The NDA coalition has fielded Thushar Vellapally of the Bharat Dharma Jana Sena to take on the Congress president. Wayanad will vote on April 23 and Amethi on May 6. The counting of votes in the staggered national election will be held on May 23.UNI