RAHUL Gandhi Launches Poll Campaign in Kerala After Prayer In A Hindu Temple

INC President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday, April 17, began his election campaign in Kerala’s Wayanad, one of the 20 Lok Sabha seats from the coastal seats he is contesting besides Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. He commenced campaign after offering prayers at the famed Thirunelli Temple Rahul Gandhi offered prayers at the famous Thirunelli temple in Kerala’s Wayanad and performed rituals in memory of his late family members. The Congress president has a personal connection with the hill town as it was here that his father, former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s ashes were immersed. An urn containing the ashes of Rajiv Gandhi was taken to Wayanad in 1991 and they were immersed in Papanasini, a holy stream connected to the famous temple of lord Vishnu in the picturesque village of Thirunelli. As per the priest’s directions, he has performed all rituals for his grandmother (Indira Gandhi), father, forefathers, and victims of Pulwama attack,” Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal, who was among those who accompanied Gandhi to the temple and the stream. Dressed in white mundu or dhoti and wearing an angavastra, Gandhi walked to the temple from the temple body guest house

The Congress president has also launched a new Twitter account named ‘Rahul Gandhi – Wayanad’.Gandhi slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling  him the “most anti-national” and accused him of “dividing the nation”. Reacting to PM Modi’s allegation that the Congress is turning anti-national, Gandhi said the grand old party has an exceptional track record of fighting forces that attack the nation over the years. He also visited Kozhikode, Wandoor and Palakkad where he addressed slamming PM Modi, BJP and the RSS.

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