In his first visit to his parliamentary constituency of Wayanad after winning the elections, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday thanked the people and asserted that he will raise issues of Wayanad residents as well as that of the people of Kerala in the Lok Sabha.

While addressing the people of Kalikavu in Malappuram, "No matter which party you come from, overwhelmingly you have given me your support. My door is open to every single citizen of Wayanad. As I am MP from Kerala, it is my responsibility to raise not only issues of Wayanad's people but also the people of Kerala in the Lok Sabha, getting to know you better, and understanding your issues, and working with you to improve your lives."                       "My job is to listen to the people of Wayanad and speak with the voice of the people of Wayanad. Thank you for all the love and affection that you have shown me so quickly," he added.

He had arrived earlier that day at the Calicut airport for a three-day visit to his parliamentary constituency. He took an open jeep to visit people of Wandoor Assembly constituency, accompanied by Congress general secretary KC Venugopal, Kerala's Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala, Kerala Congress Pradesh Committee (KPCC) president Mullappally Ramachandran and party leader and former Minister AP Anil Kumar.

During his visit, he is scheduled to take out road shows in all Assembly constituencies under Wayanad Lok Sabha seat to thank people for electing him as their MP.

He had earlier announced his visit through his Twitter account:

"I will be in Wayanad, Kerala starting this afternoon and till Sunday to meet citizens and Congress workers. It's a packed schedule with over 15 public receptions planned over the next 3 days.”