We’re fighting poison at national level: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi

On the second day of his three-day visit to his constituency Wayanad as an MP, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Saturday that his party’s door will be open for every single citizen of Wayanad.

“Even though I belong to the Congress party our doors will be open for every single citizen of Wayanad, regardless of their age, regardless of where they come from, regardless of what ideology they come from,” ANI quoted him as saying as he began a roadshow in Kalpetta, Wayanad..

In his maiden visit to Wayanad as MP which is also his first public appearance after his party’s rout in the recent Lok Sabha elections, Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and accused him of using “poison of hatred to divide the country.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also in Kerala on Saturday for a visit to the Guruvayur temple.

Gandhi, who was a three-time Member of Parliament from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, contested from two seats in the recent general elections. He lost to Union minister Smriti Irani in Amethi, but won Wayanad by a margin of over 400,000 votes.

He had held a roadshow in Kallikavu, which forms part of the Wandoor Assembly segment in Malappuram district on Friday was in an open vehicle amid heavy rain.