AICC president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday filed his nomination from the Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency.
Mr. Gandhi, along with his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Congress leaders including K.C. Venugopal and Mukul Wasnik, submitted the papers before the district Collector A.R. Ajayakumar.
Rahul Gandhi, Ms. Vadra and other leaders reached the area by a special helicopter that landed in a nearby school ground.
Thousands of party workers including women and youth gathered waving party flags and raising slogans.
Rahul Gandhi was seen shaking hands with many elated supporters.
Heavy security was in place in and around the Collectorate ahead of the high profile visit of the Congress chief.