Congress president Rahul Gandhi, today, filed his nomination for the Lok Sabha elections from Amethi constituency, from where he is representing since 2004. All his family members, including mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, sister and AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi, brother-in-law Robert Vadra, their two children were also present.
Before filing his nomination at Collectorate, he reached the city earlier in the day and reached the Collectorate in a impressive road show. His family members were also present in the road show. However, his mother Sonia Gandhi present during nomination only.
The three-term MP will take on Union minister and BJP candidate Smriti Irani in what is seen as a direct contest with the SP-BSP-RLD alliance taking the decision to not filed any candidate from the constituency, seen as a Congress bastion.
He is also contesting from Wayanand in Kerala, from where he filed his nomination papers on April 4.