Rahul Gandhi today filed documents to contest the national election from Kerala’s Wayanad. A massive crowd of Congress workers and supporters carrying party flags greeted Priyanka and Rahul as they waved at the crowd during their road show to mark the beginning of Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad campaign.
The Congress president’s decision to contest from a second seat had invited lot of criticism and speculations in the election fray. BJP charged him of running away from Amethi as he got scared of his defeat against the BJP leader Smriti Irani. But Rahul had a definite explanation for his intention. He made it clear that the BJP government and Narendra Modi alienates the southern states and he wants to put an end to this discrimination. He told reporters that India is a country with diverse culture and religion .And he wants all Indians to be treated alike irrespective of creed and culture.
The congress party says that by choosing Wyanad , Rahul Gandhi will be contesting from a seat that, in a way, represents three southern states. Wayanad shares borders with Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.