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Sonia Gandhi files nomination from Rae Bareli with mega roadshow and special 'pooja'

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 11 April 2019, 02:12 PM
Sonia Gandhi filing her nomination at district collectorate in Rae Bareli
Sonia Gandhi filing her nomination at district collectorate in Rae Bareli

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.

Below are the live updates:

  Apr 11, 2019  14:12 (IST)

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.

  Apr 11, 2019  13:57 (IST)

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.

  Apr 11, 2019  14:09 (IST)

The roadshow of Sonia Gandhi has begun. The Congress leader will reach district headquarter to file her nomination for Rae Bareli seat.

  Apr 11, 2019  13:32 (IST)

Massive support pouring in for Sonia Gandhi in her constituency Rae Bareli as she gears up to file her nomination for Lok Sabha polls.

  Apr 11, 2019  13:33 (IST)

More images from Sonia Gandhi's 'havan' pooja ahead of nomination filing.

  Apr 11, 2019  13:23 (IST)

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.

  Apr 11, 2019  13:20 (IST)

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.

  Apr 11, 2019  13:10 (IST)

Sonia Gandhi performs 'havan' ahead of filing nomination from Raebareli. Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi also present.

  Apr 11, 2019  13:09 (IST)

Supporters gather in Rae Bareli to welcome Sonia Gandhi. She will file her nomination from the seat and hold a road show there.

First Published: Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:39 PM
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