Amethi: Posters opposing Prime Minister Narendra Modi cropped up in many parts of Amethi district in Uttar Pradesh ahead of his proposed high-profile visit to the parliamentary constituency of Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday, in the view of upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019. (Live updates on PM Modi’s Amethi Visit) Also Read - This Photo of a Snow-covered Mount Everest Behind Rahul Gandhi During Live Video Session Goes Viral
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The Prime Minister is scheduled to reach Amethi around 3 PM. There, he will dedicate to nation the Indo-Russia Rifles Pvt Limited – a factory which will manufacture the latest series of AK assault rifles. Also Read - India's Coronavirus Cases Drop to 42,640 Today; Lowest in Nearly 3 Months; Vaccinations Hit World Record
During his visit to Rahul Gandhi’s bastion today, the Prime Minister will dedicate to nation the Indo-Russia Rifles Pvt Limited – a factory which will manufacture the latest series of AK assault rifles. Besides, PM will also address a public gathering in Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s Lok Sabha seat. The ‘historic meeting’ in Kauhar is likely to be attended by over 1.25 lakh people.
Earlier this week, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited Amethi to review preparations for the prime minister’s visit.
What is Indo-Russia Rifles Pvt Limited?
The Indo-Russia Rifles Pvt Ltd is a joint venture between India’s Ordnance factory and a Russian firm. It will produce the last series of Kalashnikov rifles in the Korwa Ordnance Factory. The Joint Venture is said to be an example of Make in India.
“The Indo-Russia Rifles Pvt Ltd is a milestone in India-Russia cooperation. The latest series of the iconic Kalashnikov rifles will be made in the Korwa Ordnance Factory,” an official statement said. “The joint venture will bolster the armed forces and strengthen the national security. The factory will generate employment opportunities in Amethi and nearby areas and give tremendous boost to the Uttar Pradesh Defence Corridor project,” it added.
PM Narendra Modi’s Last Visit to Amethi
Modi previously visited Amethi on May 5, 2014 and the BJP, which had fielded party leader Smriti Irani against Gandhi in 2014 general election, had managed three lakh votes. Irani has been nurturing the constituency since and is expected to contest again in the coming poll, expected to be held in April-May.
In 2017, Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the BJP had won four of the five assembly constituencies under Amethi Lok Sabha seat, with SP winning one. Congress had failed to open account in the Gandhi bastion.