Huge crowd greets Rahul, Priyanka during Wayanad roadshow

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi during road show at Kalpetta of Kerala's Wayanad district. Photo: Manorama News

Wayanad: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi reached Kalpetta of Kerala's Wayanad district on Tuesday to participate in various activities organised by the UDF as a show of strength. This is his first visit to the constituency after his disqualification as an MP.

He was disqualified as the MP from Wayanad last month after being convicted and sentenced in a criminal defamation case.

The two Congress leaders first participated in a roadshow called 'Satyameva Jayate' in Kalpetta. A huge crowd greeted the Gandhis at the road show which took place on the SKMJ High School premises.

In the roadshow, only the national flag will be used instead of the party flags, the Congress said. Thereafter, there will be another event -- Cultural Democratic Defence -- organised as part of the conference. Leading cultural activists of Kerala are expected to take part in it, the party said. The two Congress leaders would also  speak at a public event in the evening.

Senior Congress leaders like AICC General Secretary K C Venugopal, KPCC president K Sudhakaran, Muslim League State President Panakkad Sayyid Sadiq Ali Shihab Thangal, AICC General Secretary Tariq Anwar and Leader of Opposition in the state assembly V D Satheesan are attending the event with the Gandhis.

(With PTI inputs.)

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