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Rahul to visit Amethi for two days on Jan 22

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will be on a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Amethi from January 22, even as AAP leader Kumar Vishwas continued targeting him over development issues in the area. On January 23, Rahul would hold a ‘open house’ at Munshiganj guest house to hear people’s grievances. A similar ‘janata darbar’ was […]

Lucknow | Published: January 21, 2014 3:05 pm
On January 23, Rahul would hold a ‘open house’ at Munshiganj guest house to hear people’s grievances. On January 23, Rahul would hold a ‘open house’ at Munshiganj guest house to hear people’s grievances.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will be on a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Amethi from January 22, even as AAP leader Kumar Vishwas continued targeting him over development issues in the area.

On January 23, Rahul would hold a ‘open house’ at Munshiganj guest house to hear people’s grievances. A similar ‘janata darbar’ was held by Priyanka Gandhi in Rae Bareli a few months ago.  People and workers in Amethi have been complaining about the lack of connectivity with their MP Rahul Gandhi.

Meanwhile, AAP leader Kumar Vishwas was booked for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through his remarks in some videos available online. The case was filed by R P Mishra, general secretary of Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Sewa Samiti, for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by making remarks against Karbala martyrs and some Hindu deities, police said.

Kumar Vishwas, who expressed a desire to contest against Rahul, is already campaigning in Amethi blaming “Gandhi family” for lack of development in the region.  As per his current schedule, Vishwas will be Amethi for a week, and is likely to bring AAP leaders in his support including Rakhi Birla, who is currently a cabinet minister for Women and Child Development in Delhi government.

Rahul Gandhi, who was earlier scheduled to launch nine SBI branches in a public meeting from Ramlila ground in Amethi January 10, was cancelled citing poor weather. “Rahul would meet workers and villagers during his two day visit. There will be no public rally,” said Chandrakant Dubey, representative of Rahul Gandhi in Amethi. Dubey confirmed on the second day of his visit, Rahul would hold an ‘open house”. Rahul was in Amethi last on November 26 to lay the foundation stone for Railway projects.

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    Karan Dhaka
    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:29 am
    Rahul hi has always proved his qualities. With his tough stand on Devyani Khobragade, its clear Iron Rahul hi is the only strong, decisive & no-nonsense leader India can trust.
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      Karan Dhaka
      Jan 21, 2014 at 10:26 am
      Rahul hi's debut in politics was in Amethi when he was contesting for his father’s former consuency of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha. And surprisingly he won with over 1lakh votes and revived Congress there which had be performing poorly before
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        Rajneesh Rajneesh
        Jan 21, 2014 at 10:21 am
        In 2009 Lok Sabha elections, Rahul hi proved his mettle by almost single-handedly winning more than 20 seats in Uttar Pradesh and an overall of 204 seats in the Lok Sabha.
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          Riya
          Jan 22, 2014 at 6:11 am
          I agree with you. Like Indira ji said, Secularism and democracy are the twin pillars of our State the very foundations of our society. From time immemorial, the vast majority of our people are wedded to concepts of secularism, religious tolerance, peace and humanity
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            Yogita Anand
            Jan 21, 2014 at 10:17 am
            India being a secular country needs a leader who is himself very secular unlike others who have time and again resorted to hate speech. And he is no other than Rahul hi
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