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Rahul Gandhi files nomination papers from Amethi

PTI Amethi | Updated on April 12, 2014

Amethi is going to polls on May 7 and Rahul Gandhi is contesting for the third consecutive time to retain the seat.

Rahul Gandhi today filed his nomination papers from Amethi constituency which he has represented in Lok Sabha twice and expressed confidence about retaining it for the third straight time.

The Congress vice-president was accompanied by his mother and party president Sonia Gandhi, sister Priyanka and her husband Robert Vadra when he filed nomination papers before the returning officer here.

Later, interacting with media he expressed confidence about victory from the constituency in Uttar Pradesh, the Nehru-Gandhi family pocketborough where BJP has fielded Smriti Irani and AAP has Kumar Vishwas.

He said he has family relations with Amethi and “We will have a good victory.”

Rahul said he had focussed on three things for development of Amethi – working with women bodies, connecting the area with national highways and railways and developing food park.

He will focus on these issues in the future also to generate more employment for youths, he said.

Rahul along with Sonia, Priyanka and Vadra reached Amethi after conducting a roadshow through adjoining Sultanpur where his cousin Varun Gandhi is contesting on a BJP ticket.

The roadshow was conducted on a 42-km stretch between Amhart in Sultanpur and Gauriganj in Amethi.

Amethi is going to polls on May 7 and Rahul is contesting for the third consecutive time to retain the seat.

The event evoked curiosity as this is for the first time Rahul is organising such a political campaign from Sultanpur constituency where another Gandhi family member if fighting against a Congress candidate.

Published on April 12, 2014

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