Malappuram: In his first visit to his parliamentary constituency of Wayanad after winning the elections, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday expressed gratitude to the people adding that he will raise issues of Wayanad residents as well as that of the people of Kerala in the Lok Sabha.
"No matter which party you come from, overwhelmingly you have given me your support. My door is open to every single citizen of Wayanad. As I am MP from Kerala, it is my responsibility to raise not only issues of Wayanad's people but also the people of Kerala in the Lok Sabha, getting to know you better, and understanding your issues, and working with you to improve your lives," Rahul said while addressing people of Kalikavu in Malappuram.
"My job is to listen to the people of Wayanad and speak with the voice of the people of Wayanad. Thank you for all the love and affection that you have shown me so quickly," he said.
Earlier in the day, the Congress president arrived at the Calicut airport for a three-day visit to his parliamentary constituency. Rahul took an open jeep to visit people of Wandoor Assembly constituency. He was accompanied by Congress general secretary KC Venugopal, Kerala's Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala, Kerala Congress Pradesh Committee (KPCC) president Mullappally Ramachandran and party leader and former Minister AP Anil Kumar.
During his visit, Rahul will take out road shows in all Assembly constituencies under Wayanad Lok Sabha seat to thank people for electing him as their parliamentarian.
"I will be in Wayanad, Kerala starting this afternoon and till Sunday to meet citizens and Congress workers. It's a packed schedule with over 15 public receptions planned over the next 3 days," Rahul had earlier tweeted.
Rahul, who netted 7,05,034 votes in Wayanad, won by 4,31,063 votes against his nearest rival PP Suneer of Left Democratic Front (LDF) in the constituency.
This is the first official public address of the Congress president after Union minister Smriti Irani wrested his family bastion of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. In Kerala, Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) bagged 19 out of the 20 seats. (ANI)
Updated Date: Jun 07, 2019 21:41:03 IST