Congress president Rahul Gandhi will file his nomination for the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat in Kerala by 11 am on Thursday, senior party leader Ramesh Chennithala said.
Mr. Gandhi might be accompanied by his sister and party in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, sources in the Congress told PTI.
They said the Congress chief would board a helicopter to Wayanad to file his nomination.
“A roadshow will be held tomorrow, before the filing of nomination papers, in which thousands of party workers will take part,” Mr. Chennithala told reporters in Kozhikode on Wednesday.
Senior Congress leaders, including Mukul Wasnik, K.C. Venugopal and Mullappally Ramachandran and Indian Union Muslim League leader K Kunhalikutty are in Kozhikode to make arrangements for the event.
Tight security is in place in Kozhikode and Wayanad districts in view of the high-profile visits.
A senior district police official told PTI that the Congress chief will arrive at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday.