Rahul files nomination from Kerala, Cong vows to sweep polls in state Apr 05, 2019 0 1285 12345 IANSWayanad, KeralaCongress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday filed nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections from Wayanad amid an outpouring of support from thousands on the streets, leading the party to claim it will sweep all 20 seats in Kerala.Thousands of men and women, and even the young, packed the streets of Wayanad as Rahul Gandhi, accompanied by his sister and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, reached the Collector’s office, filed his papers and then held a road show to frenzied slogan shouting by party supporters.At least three journalists fainted in the heat -- and Rahul Gandhi helped people to carry one of them on a stretcher to an ambulance.Before returning to Kozhikode, he explained that his decision to contest from Wayanad -- a backward district in Kerala bordering both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu -- was aimed at sending a message that India was one.He told the media: “I have come to Kerala to send out a message that India is one. I feel there is an assault on all institutions by (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi. So I decided I will contest from south India and also from north India.” Gandhi, who will also be a candidate from his traditional seat Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, accused Modi of ignoring the main issues: lack of jobs and farmers’ plight. He said he had nothing against Kerala’s ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M). “I know the CPI-M and Congress are locked in a fight here and it will go on. But I am not going to say a word about the CPI-M. They will attack me and let them do that.” RELATED ARTICLES Massive rise in mental health awareness in India, says report Apr 05, 2019 0 409 Maoist attack on troops in Chhattisgarh kicks up fears for India’s LS polls Apr 05, 2019 0 427 Kerala student set ablaze, dies Apr 05, 2019 0 426 ED grills bizman in AgustaWestland chopper scandal New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday questioned businessman Ratul Puri in the national capital in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal scam, the agency said. The questioning is going .. Fake accounts spreading political bias on Facebook and WhatsApp IANS New Delhi Barely a week away from when the world’s largest democracy goes to the polls, the fake news factories on Facebook and its owned WhatsApp have become active like never before as the social media giant .. Two IAF officers killed in Pulwama road accident IANS Srinagar Two Indian Air Force (IAF) officers were killed and two other officers were injured on Thursday in a road accident in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. According to .. Singapore seizes record shipment of pangolin scales Singapore: Singaporean authorities made a record seizure of nearly 13 tonnes of pangolin scales worth some $38.7 million, officials said on Thursday, calling it the largest such haul globally in recent years. .. Congo arrests leader wanted over mass rapes Reuters KINSHASA A Congolese rebel leader accused of orchestrating mass rapes and other atrocities has been caught, Democratic Republic of Congo’s army said on Thursday. Masudi Alimasi Kokodiko, leader of the widely ..