On Thursday, Congress National President Rahul Gandhi and party’s General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has reached out to help a few journalists, who got injured while covering his poll campaign and filing of nomination in Wayanad, Kerala.
After a portion of a media vehicle at Mr. Gandhi roadshow broken off, three journalists had minor injuries. The injured journalists were seen being helped by Mr. Gandhi to the ambulance. One of the journalists due to extreme heat fainted and fell off the media vehicle.
Today, Mr. Gandhi has filed documents to contest the forthcoming national election from Wayanad. Early in the morning, the Congress Chief landed in the place by a helicopter accompanied by sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and headed to the district collectorate office in Kalpetta.
His nomination was followed by a roadshow, in which a massive crowd of Congress supporters gathered on both sides of the road to welcome Mr. Gandhi and his sister. With his, Mr. Gandhi marked the starting of his Wayanad campaign.
Security personnel deployed in the area had a tough time controlling the crowd, amid to clear the way for the moving vehicles. As the truck inched forward, in which Mr. Gandhi with his sister is standing was found shaking hands with many delighted supporters. People were found taking photos on the smartphones and waving flags of the grand old party and its ally IUML (Indian Union Muslim League).
Later, the Congress Chief said that he would “not say a word against” the ruling Left. He also informed that he was fighting from both north and south to counter attempts of BJP and its ally RSS.
Heavy security posting was made during the roadshow and around the collectorate before the high-profile visit of Mr. Gandhi.
Kerala’s Wayanad is the second constituency, besides Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi from where Mr. Gandhi will be contesting in 2019 General Elections starts April 11.
Amethi will vote on May 6 and Wayanad on April 23. However, the vote counting for all the constituencies will take place on May 23.