Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday filed his nomination for the Lok Sabha elections from the Gandhi bastion of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.
Rahul Gandhi was accompanied by his mother Sonia Gandhi, sister Priyanka Gandhi and brother-in-law Robert Vadra.
For the second consecutive time, Rahul will contest against Union Textile Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Smriti Irani from Amethi.
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Prior to filing his nomination, Rahul Gandhi held a road show during which he was accompanied by Priyanka Gandhi and her husband Robert Vadra alongwith their children Raihan and Miraya.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi flanked by his family -- brother-in-law Robert Vadra, nephew Raihan Vadra, sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and niece Miraya -- waves to the crowds during the roadshow ahead of filing his papers. Photograph: @INCIndia/Twitter
After the roadshow, Rahul filed his nomination papers for the Amethi Lok Sabha seat in the presence of his mother Sonia Gandhi, his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra. Photograph: PTI Photo
Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka waved to the crowds from their open truck as it weaved through the crowded streets. Photograph: @INCIndia/Twitter
Chants of Congress's theme -- Nyay -- rang out on the streets as Rahul made his way to the Collectorate's office. Photograph: @INCIndia/Twitter
WATCH: Thousands come out to support Rahul as he files his nomination
Surging crowds of Congress supporters walked along as the truck made its way to the Collectorate. Photograph: @INCIndia/Twitter
Rahul reached Amethi, which goes to the polls on May 6 in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, early on Wednesday morning. Photograph: PTI Photo
Rahul talks to officials as he touches down in Amethi -- a seat he has won three times in a row. Photograph: PTI Photo