Congress President Rahul Gandhi who is also contesting from Kerela’s Wayanad has rolled out its new twitter account specifically for his second parliamentary seat. The new verified Twitter account is named ‘Rahul Gandhi – Wayanad’. Rahul Gandhi’s new Twitter account till Monday morning has 5 tweets out of which 4 were written in the Malayalam language.
Currently, the account is followed by over 2k users,
The Account description reads ‘Office of Wayanad Lok Sabha Candidate Rahul Gandhi’ – currently follows 25 other accounts, including that of Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor, former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy and Leader of opposition in Kerala Ramesh Chennithala. The username of Rahul Gandhi’s second handle is – @RGWayanadOffice
The first tweet from the handle was made on April 10 while the joining date in the account is September 2018.
While Gandhi’s previous account, the only ‘Rahul Gandhi’ has a massive following with over 9.2 million Twitter users and has more than 4,000 tweets.
Rahul Gandhi had on April 4 accompanied with Priyanka Gandhi filed nominations from Wayanad Lok Sabha Seat. Apart from Priyanka, Congress President was accompanied by other senior leaders including KC Venugopal, Mukul Wasnik, among others.
It is noteworthy that Congress President move to contest from Wayanad seat has irked the left. Slamming the Congress President Prakash Karat, CPI(M) ex-General Secretary said ‘Decision of Congress to field Rahul Gandhi from Wayanad shows their priority now is to fight against Left in Kerala’.
Hours after Rahul Gandhi filed nominations from Wayanad, Priyanka Gandhi took to Twitter and said, ‘My brother, my truest friend, and by far the most courageous man I know. Take care of him Wayanad, he won’t let you down.”
My brother, my truest friend, and by far the most courageous man I know. Take care of him Wayanad, he wont let you down. pic.twitter.com/80CxHlP24T
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) April 4, 2019
The party’s decision to named its President from South State is seen as a Congress attempt to expand its voter base in the Kerela which has 20 Lok Sabha Seats.
Kerela will go to polls on April 23 in a single round, on the third phase of polling.