UPA chairperson and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi will file her nomination papers for the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat and hold a road show today.
Before the filing of nominations, the Gandhi family will organize a ''havan'' at the Congress's central office. She will then hold a road show before filing the nomination, party spokesman LKP Singh said.
Sonia Gandhi is trying to retain the Rae Bareli seat for the fifth time. The seat, which will vote in the fifth-phase on May 6, will see a straight contest between Sonia Gandhi and Dinesh Pratap Singh, who had recently joined the BJP after leaving the Congress.
The Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party have not fielded any candidate in this Congress bastion.
Sonia Gandhi had won the seat in 2004, 2006 (bypolls), 2009 and 2014.