6 Apr :Congress President Sonia Gandhi filed her nomination papers for Rae Bareli parliamentary constituency in presence of her son and party leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday.
Sonia was given a rousing reception by enthusiastic party workers on her way to the office of the returning officer where she filed nomination papers.Carrying placards with pictures of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, party workers shouted slogans praising their leaders and showered them with rose petals and waved Congress flags.
Sonia is seeking re-election from Rae Bareli for the third time. She had won from here in 2004 polls and in 2006 by-elections.
Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi, CLP leader Pramod Tiwari and Capt. Satish Sharma and Sultanpur were also present during the filing of the nomination papers