UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi filed her nomination from Rae Bareli. She was accompanied by son and Congress President Rahul Gandhi and daughter Priyanka Vadra. After a brief road show, she went to the collectorate to file her nomination papers. A large number of Congress supporters carried party flags and banners and cheered her all along the route.
She offered a puja in the Congress office where her son in law Robert Vadra and grandson Rehan were present. Sonia hopes to get a consecutive fifth win from the parliamentary constituency. This time she is pitted against Dinesh Pratap Singh who recently quit the Congress party and joined the BJP.