He was accompanied by his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Wayanad: Congress president Rahul Gandhi filed his nomination papers for the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat in Kerala today (Thursday).
Before filing his nomination papers, he and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra led a massive road show from the Government guest house here. Thousands of people from neighbouring states and districts came to cheer Rahul Gandhi.
Wayanad wore a festive look despite the harsh summer.
Speaking to the media before he departed from Wayanad, he said he was contesting from Kerala to give a message that India is one. He also made it clear that he was not fighting the CPM. “I shall not utter a single word against the CPM,” he said categorically.
Earlier, he was warmly welcomed by senior Congress leaders in Wayanad.
Senior party leader Mukul AWasnik claimed the announcement of Gandhi’s candidature in Wayanad has enthused the people of the constituency and made a major difference in other states, including Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
“It will get reflected in the voting,” he said.
Rahul Gandhi arrived in Kozhikode on Wednesday night to a tumultuous welcome by hundreds of party workers.
Priyanka, who came separately, reached Kozhikode shortly before her brother arrived.
A large number of young party workers holding Congress and ally Indian Union Muslim League flags were seen lustily cheering as Rahul Gandhi came out of the airport. He waved at them.
Meanwhile, former chief minister Oommen Chandy said Rahul’s candidature in Wayanad will lead the UDF to a complete victory in the April 23 polls.