Hours after Rahul Gandhi filed documents to contest the national election from Kerala's Wayanad, sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took to Twitter and shared a message for the Congress President. She shared an image of Rahul Gandhi filing his nomination and captioned it as: "My brother, my truest friend, and by far the most courageous man I know. Take care of him Wayanad, he won't let you down".
Earlier, Rahul Gandhi filed documents to contest the national election from Kerala's Wayanad. He landed there by a helicopter this morning, along with his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and headed to the district collectorate office in Kalpetta.
A massive crowd of Congress workers and supporters carrying party flags greeted the brother-sister duo as they stood on an truck and waved at the crowd during their roadshow to mark the beginning of Rahul Gandhi's Wayanad campaign.
A marching band was part of the procession that took them to the government office. Heavy security was in place in and around the collectorate ahead of the high-profile visit of the Congress chief.
The Congress announced last weekend that its chief would contest from the hilly Kerala district in addition to the Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh that has voted him to parliament since 2004, his first election.
Meanwhile, the NDA coalition has fielded Thushar Vellapally of the Bharat Dharma Jana Sena to take on the Congress president. Wayanad will vote on April 23 and Amethi on May 6. The counting of votes in the staggered national election will be held on May 23.