New Delhi, April 16: Congress President Rahul Gandhi has been denied permission to inaugurate a 5-km long newly constructed road in his parliamentary constituency Amethi. Rahul Gandhi is on a three-day tour to his Lok Sabha constituency.
The development came after Amethi BJP District President Uma Shanker Pandey complained to district administration. Following the complaint, the administration put the inauguration ceremony on hold. A proper reason for stalling the ceremony was not given.
BJP District President Uma Shanker Pandey has said that the road was built under the Pradhan Mmantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) then how can Rahul Gandhi inaugurate this road. The road was constructed with the Central government funds and not from Rahul’s MPLAD fund.
As reported, an official said that permission was denied for the inauguration as the Thari Kotwa Road is still under construction and is yet to be completed.
Meanwhile, during his stay he is reported to spend the first two days in his own parliamentary constituency of Amethi while the last one in Rae Bareli, the constituency of his mother.
Gandhi would be holding a kisaan chaupal (meeting with farmers) in Jainabganj Mandi of Shukl Bazaar today. He would also be inaugurating the Thauri-Kotava road that has been built under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.
The Congress President had visited Amethi in January; that was his maiden trip after his elevation as party chief. However, that trip was marred by protests.