Amethi (Uttar Pradesh), October 4: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will begin his three-day visit to his constituency Amethi on Wednesday. The Gandhi scion will also visit Congress President and his mother Sonia Gandhi’s constituency Rae Bareli as well.
Rahul will land in Lucknow and leave for Amethi by road. He will stop at villages to meet people before staying the night at the Munshiganj guest house, the Congress leaders said while giving details about his visit.
On October 5, he is scheduled to hold a ‘janta darshan’ at the guest house. He will meet party workers at Rajiv Gandhi college in Tiloi and in Salon, Rae Bareli, before calling it a day at the Bhuemau guest house.
On the last day of his visit, he will hold a ‘janta darshan’ in his mother’s constituency Rae Bareli.
Rahul’s trip to his parliamentary constituency grabbed headlines as district authorities in Amethi suggested a postponement citing security concerns. Amethi district magistrate Yogesh Kumar said the authorities “never said no” to Rahul’s visit but suggested a postponement taking into account his security concerns. “Rahul had proposed to visit Amethi from October 4-6. We never said no (to his visit),” the district magistrate said.
Kumar said the request was made in the wake of Muharram and Dusshera celebrations in the district.
The authorities, however, gave a go-ahead for the visit on Monday.
With inputs from PTI