Congress MP and candidate Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday, April 3, held a mega roadshow in Kerala’s Wayanad – his constituency – before filing his nomination for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. His sister and the party’s general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also accompanied him.

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi holds a mega roadshow in Kerala’s Wayanad. (ANI)

Rahul Gandhi had won the Wayanad seat in the 2019 Parliament polls with a massive margin of over four lakh votes. Rahul Gandhi arrived by helicopter at Muppainad, a village in Wayand, and travelled by road till Kalpetta, the party said.

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Around 11am, he held a roadshow from Kalpetta in which he was accompanied by Priyanka Gandhi and AICC general secretaries KC Venugopal and Deepa Das, AICC in-charge of the National Students’ Union of India Kanhaiya Kumar as well as Leader of Opposition in the state assembly VD Satheesan and KPCC acting president MM Hassan, the Congress said.

Thousands of party workers and supporters turned up for the roadshow. The roadshow is scheduled to end near the Civil Station around noon after which Rahul Gandhi will submit his nomination papers to the District Collector, the party said.

In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi won after polling 7,06,367 votes out of a total of 10,92,197 with his closest rival — CPI’s PP Suneer – receiving only 2,74,597 votes. Voting in Kerala for the Lok Sabha elections this year will be on April 26.

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