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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Wayanad, holds roadshow

With Congress president Rahul Gandi pitching himself as a candidate from Kerala's Wayanad, there is renewed hope among locals that their demands would be fulfilled by their star candidate.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Wayanad, holds road show
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Wayanad, holds road show

Gandhi announced his candidature from Kerala's Wayanad recently, apart from his home turf Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. (Express photo by Vishnu Varma)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Wayanad, holds road show

Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad nomination has upset the Left leaders who claim that “Congress has lost the plot” by deciding to fight against the Left instead of the BJP. (Express photo by Vishnu Varma)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Wayanad, holds road show

Rahul Gandhi, who reached Kerala's Wayanad in a chopper, was accompanied by his sister and Congress UP East General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi. (Express photo by Vishnu Varma)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Wayanad, holds road show

According to sources, the Congress had zeroed in on three seats for Rahul to contest from in the South — Wayanad, Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu and Bangalore Rural in Karnataka. However, Wayanad is the safest best among the three. (Express photo by Vishnu Varma)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Wayanad, holds road show

Congress believes that “nothing will work against Rahul Gandhi” in Wayanad as it is reckoned as one of the safest constituencies for the party in the southern part of the country. (Express photo by Vishnu Varma)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Wayanad, holds road show

While the Congress chief is pitted against CPI candidate PP Suneer and NDA candidate Thushar Vellappally, almost no one on the streets of Kalpetta have an iota of doubt about his chances of winning. (Express photo by Vishnu Varma)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Wayanad, holds road show

Located in the tri-junction of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala, Wayanad seat came into being in 2009 after the delimitation of constituencies. (Express photo by Vishnu Varma)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Wayanad, holds road show

The Congress won the Wayanad seat twice since its inception, which is why the party considers it as a safe turf. (Express photo by Vishnu Varma)