Lok Sabha Election 2019

Sonia Gandhi files nomination from Rae Bareli

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi files her nomination for the Rae Bareli constituency on April 11, 2019. Photo: Twitter/@INCIndia

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi files her nomination for the Rae Bareli constituency on April 11, 2019. Photo: Twitter/@INCIndia  

United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi filed her nomination from the Rae Bareli parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh on April 11.

Ms. Gandhi embarked on a roadshow before filing her papers.

She also offered puja at the Congress’s central office in Rae Bareli before starting the roadshow. She was accompanied by her son and Congress president Rahul Gandhi, daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and son-in-law Robert Vadra.

The seat, where voting will be held in the fifth-phase on May 6, will see a straight contest between the former Congress chief and Dinesh Pratap Singh, who recently joined the BJP after leaving the Congress.

The Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party have not fielded any candidate in this Congress bastion. Ms. Gandhi won the seat in 2004, 2006 (bypolls), 2009 and 2014.

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