UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will Thursday file her nomination from Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli. The former Congress president will hold a mega road show before filing her nomination. Sonia Gandhi and her family members will take part in a 'havan' at the Congress' central office. She will undertake a 700-metre road show before filing the nomination, party spokesman LKP Singh said. Sonia Gandhi, who has been representing the constituency since 2004, is trying to retain the seat for the fifth time. The seat, which will head for voting in the fifth-phase on May 6, will see a straight contest between Sonia Gandhi and Dinesh Pratap Singh, who had 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.
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Sonia Gandhi has filed her nomination from Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat. She held a mega road show and performed a 'havan' before the nomination filing.
Sonia Gandhi has reached the office of district collectorate to file her nomination. Entire Gandhi family, including son Rahul Gandhi, daughter Priyanka Gandhi, are also present with her.
The roadshow of Sonia Gandhi has begun. The Congress leader will reach district headquarter to file her nomination for Rae Bareli seat.
Massive support pouring in for Sonia Gandhi in her constituency Rae Bareli as she gears up to file her nomination for Lok Sabha polls.
More images from Sonia Gandhi's 'havan' pooja ahead of nomination filing.
Sonia Gandhi, who has been elected as a parliamentarian from Rae Bareli four times since 2004, is seeking re-election from the seat. She had won the seat in 20014, 2006 (bypolls), 2009 and 2014.
Watch: UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi along with son Rahul Gandhi and daughter Priyanka Gandhi perform special 'havan' before filing her nomination for Rae Bareli seat.
UPA Chairperson Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Congress President @RahulGandhi & GS I/c UP East Smt. @priyankagandhi attend a Puja ahead of Mrs. Gandhi's nomination in Rae Bareli, UP. #SoniaGandhiRaeBareli pic.twitter.com/l93tpGOfdq— Congress (@INCIndia) April 11, 2019
Sonia Gandhi performs 'havan' ahead of filing nomination from Raebareli. Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi also present.
Supporters gather in Rae Bareli to welcome Sonia Gandhi. She will file her nomination from the seat and hold a road show there.
Hundreds of people gather in Rae Bareli today to share their love & support for UPA Chairperson Smt. Sonia Gandhi, ahead of her nomination. pic.twitter.com/G7hzHtQsYR— Congress (@INCIndia) April 11, 2019