Rae Bareily, Apr 6: Congress President and UPA chief Sonia Gandhi filed her Lok Sabha nomination from Rae Bareli on Monday, Apr 6. She was accompanied by her son and Amethi MP Rahul Gandhi.
As per the family tradition, Sonia performed a 'havan' before filing the nomination from the Nehru-Gandhi bastion since 1960s. Sonia who is campaigning extensively for her party candidates in Uttar Pradesh will stop at Takia and pray at the tomb of Maulana Ali Mian, who was president of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and rector of the internationally known Islamic university Nadwat Ulema Darul ul Uloom.
In 2004 Sonia stood from Rae Bareily and won by a huge margin. The constituency will vote in the third phase on Apr 30.