Wayanad: Congress President Rahul Gandhi files his nomination for his second seat of Wayanad for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Wayanad, Kerala on April 4, 2019. Also seen Congress General Secretary (Uttar Pradesh East) Priyanka Gandhi. (Photo: IANS)
Wayanad (Kerala), April 5 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who has filed his nomination from the Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency, will have to fight it out against -- apart from the main rivals -- two namesakes and another with Gandhi surname.
The last date for withdrawal of nominations in Kerala is Monday and the polling takes place on April 23 to elect 20 Lok Sabha members.
The namesakes are: Independent candidate, 33 year old K.E. Rahul Gandhi, who hails from Kottayam district; 30-year-old K. Raghul Gandhi from Coimbatore and is a member of the Agila India Makkal Kazhagam party; and the third person, also an Independent candidate, is 40-year-old K.M. Shivprasad Gandhi from Thrissur.
According to the affidavits they have filed, K.E. Rahul Gandhi has an M.Phil degree in Linguistics and a social worker with no PAN, while his wife, although a housewife, has a PAN.
Both of them have no liabilities but have Rs 5,000 cash in hand and just Rs 515 in the banks. They have no immovable assets.
K. Raghul Gandhi from Coimbatore works as a reporter and his wife is a dental technician.
While both are income tax payers and have filed their return that shows that he has a total income of Rs 1,99,000, while his spouse shows Rs 2,00,000 for 2018-19 and the two have reported a liability of Rs 1,45,000.
Coming to K.M. Shiva Prasad Gandhi, he is a Sanskrit teacher and his wife is a computer operator and both are IT payees and own assets and have liabilities too.