Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday filed his nomination papers from the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat in Kerala, the second constituency he is contesting apart from his traditional stronghold of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, for the Lok Sabha election 2019.
Gandhi, who was accompanied by sister and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, is now scheduled to hold a roadshow.
A recently-formed constituency, Wayanad Lok Sabha seat is a Congress stronghold and will go to polls on April 23 along with all the 20 others in the southern state.
The constituency was carved out from Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kannur during the restructuring of constituencies in 2008. Congress’ MI Shanawas, who won the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat in 2009 and 2014, died last year.