Congress leader Rahul Gandhi files nomination, says ‘mystified by love, affection of Wayanad people’

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday filed his nomination from the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat where he is seeking re-election. He was accompanied by his sister Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and a host of party leaders. Before filing the nomination, Rahul Gandhi held a mega roadshow as thousands of his supporters lined up the streets.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to file nomination from Wayanad, Kerala on Wednesday

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will file his nomination in Wayanad on Wednesday from where he is seeking re-election. Before filing the papers, he will take part in a roadshow in the constituency. And after the process is complete, he will return to Delhi on the same day. Kerala goes to the polls on April 26 in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections to elect all its 20 MPs.

Rahul Gandhi disqualification: Congress says will take legal recourse as there is no automatic disqualification

The Congress on Friday said that it will take legal recourse in the matter of party leader Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification from the Lok Sabha but noted this takes time and it is not surprised the way things have moved fast in this particular case. Party leader and senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi, citing the Lok Prahari case, said that there is no automatic disqualification as Article 103 of the Constitution states that only the President has to power to disqualify after taking advice of the Election Commission.