Rahul Gandhi, who is contesting from Amethi Lok Sabha seat for the third time, filed nomination papers on Saturday following a massive road show alongwith his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Priyanka Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra accompanied Rahul Gandhi during his 40km-long roadshow from Gauriganj to Amethi collectorate. Congress president Sonia Gandhi was by his side when he filed the nomination papers.
After talking to the media persons after filing the nomination, Rahul Gandhi denied making any personal remark against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. "I did not make any personal remark. I just said Modi didn't mention his marital status earlier," Rahul Gandhi said.
“I have been working for more development here and I am very happy to continue my work for Amethi. The most important achievement is that the performance of the Self Help Groups here by which lots of women could get jobs and they feel secured and self reliant. Further the food park project and the works of National Highway also will be very beneficial for Amethi. Amethi is like my home and the people are my family members. I am confident about by win”, said the Congress leader.
Amethi goes to polls on May 7 and the poll process for filing nominations started today, April 12, with the issue of notification. The constituency is better known to be close to Nehru-Gandhi family since 1980, when Sanjay Gandhi represented it once and later Rajiv Gandhi represented the seat four times. Sonia Gandhi also represented the seat but later shifted to Raebareli, to vacate the seat for Rahul Gandhi later. Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had also represented the seat.