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Amethi is a holy land for us: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Amethi is a holy land for us: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 10 Apr 2019, 11:27 am

New Delhi, Apr 10 (UNI) Describing Amethi as the 'karma bhoomi' for her father Rajiv Gandhi, Congress leader and AICC General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh east Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday said it was a 'holy land' for the members of her family.

Priyanka, who accompanied her brother and party president Rahul Gandhi, as he filed his nomination papers from Amethi Lok Sabha seat , said that being with Rahul along with all her family members was an emotional moment for her.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Ms Vadra said,''Some relationships are from the heart. Today, the whole family was present for brother's nomination. This was the 'karma bhoomi' of my father, so it is a holy land for us.''

After filing his nomination papers from Wayanad in Kerala on April 4, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday filed his nomination papers from Amethi, in the presence of his family members.

Mr Gandhi, along with his family members -- his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, her husband Robert Vadra and their children Raihan and Miraya -- participated in a 40-minute long road show atop a bus, before reaching the Amethi Collectorate in Gauriganj to file the nomination papers.

Notably, Mr Gandhi filed his nominations on the opening day of the nomination process and this was the fourth time he would be contesting from Amethi.

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, who did not join the road show due to health reasons, came early to the Collectorate to be along with her son in the nomination process.