Wayanad voters make a beeline for handing over petitions to Rahul Gandhi

Wayanad voters make a beeline for handing over petitions to Rahul

Kalpetta: A large number of people queued up on Saturday to hand over their petitions to Congress president Rahul Gandhi who had arrived here yesterday on a three-day visit to Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency from which he was elected in the recently concluded national elections.

Gandhi, who received the petitions, was heard remarking that the demands raised by the petitioners were 'serious' and 'genuine'.

He promised to take them up nationally to find a permanent solution.

The Congress president, who had announced his resignation from the post after his party's drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls, also added that as a Member of Parliament (MP) from Kerala, he would also be able to support the state and work to meet its demands.

Gandhi, who started his road show in the constituency on Friday with visits to Assembly constituencies in Malappuram district, would cover Wayanad district on Saturday itself, before heading for Thiruvambady Assembly constituency lying in Kozhikode district on Sunday.

He would stay back in Kalpetta on Saturday night.

Throughout the six road shows planned for the visit, Gandhi harped on the 'politics of hatred' propagated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party.

Wayanad voters make a beeline for handing over petitions to Rahul

The road shows, which started from Kalpetta headed towards Sulthan Bathery via Kambalakkad, Panamaram, Manathavady and Pulpally.

"We will together face and overcome the problems being faced by Wayanad as well as Kerala. When I go through the requests submitted by each one of you, I see that all of them are genuine and serious. All of them will be dealt with utmost seriousness and we can overcome them. Modi might have won with the support of the rich and the corporates, but he used lies, hatred and anger, and not truth. He tried to divided the nation with lies and hatred. We will overcome them with love and sincerity," Gandhi said.

Road shows and two public programmes are planned in Thiruvambady Assembly constituency on Sunday morning.

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