Congress president Rahul Gandhi rode on the rooftop of a truck, flanked by sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, her husband Robert Vadra and her children Raihan and Miraya, as he moved on a narrow road in his constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh to file his nomination papers.
The truck moved in slo-mo, wading through a large crowd on the road. People sprayed flower petals on the ensemble cast from their balconies, many training their mobile phone cameras.
Rahul Gandhi was seen intermittently holding up a T-shirt with the logo of his main campaign theme for this election - the NYAY scheme that promises Rs. 72,000 a year to India's poorest. At the election office, his mother Sonia Gandhi also joined him.