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.