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Sonia Gandhi files nomination for Rae Bareli LS seat

Press Trust of India  |  Rae Bareli 

chairperson Thursday filed her nomination papers from the Rae Bareli constituency in

She was accompanied by her son and president Rahul Gandhi, daughter Vadra and her son-in-Robert Vadra.

Before filing her nomination papers at the Collectorate here, the chairperson held a roadshow and offered puja at the central office here.

general secretary in-charge for (East) Priyanka Gandhi, her children Raihan and Miray, and several party leaders attended the puja at the Congress office.

Congress workers carrying party flags and banners, gathered at the Collectorate to greet the chairperson.

(72) is seeking re-from the seat for the fifth time in a row.

Rae Bareli, where voting will be held in the fifth-phase of the polls on May 6, will see a straight contest between Sonia Gnadhi and Pratap Singh, who recently joined the after leaving the Congress.

The (SP) and the (BSP) have not fielded a candidate in the Congress bastion.

had won the seat in 2004, 2006 (by-polls), 2009 and 2014.

On Wednesday, filed his nomination papers for neighbouring Amethi seat. He had also held a roadshow and was accompanied by his family.

The three-term MP from Amethi will take on Union Minister and nominee Smriti Irani.

Like Rae Bareli, in Amethi, too, the SP-BSP-RLD alliance in has not to fielded a candidate.

This time, the Congress president is contesting a second seat, Wayanad, in Kerala where he had filed his papers on April 4.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 15:15 IST