Sonia to be in Rae Bareli on Oct 8

She is also scheduled to hold a meeting of the District Vigilance Committee.

Written by Express News Service | Published:October 5, 2013 5:14 am

To lay foundation of forged wheel factory

LUCKNOW: After a gap of almost six months,Congress president Sonia Gandhi is set to visit her Lok Sabha constituency,Rae Bareli,on October 8 to lay the foundation stone of a forged wheel factory to be established by Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd in Lalganj area.

She is also scheduled to hold a meeting of the District Vigilance Committee.

With the party losing all Assembly seats that fall under Rae Bareli in 2102,Sonia’s daughter Priyanka Gandhi has been involved in cadre activities in the constituency and has successfully created a new organisational structure till the grassroots level.

At the same time,several new projects have been announced for Rae Bareli,from a women’s university to a civil aviation university and an AIIMS-like institution.

Sonia’s visit would be significant in the wake of recent protests by villagers outside the rail coach factory site demanding jobs. Railway officials,along with officials from her office,had come down from Delhi to settle the issue.

Meanwhile,Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi would be in his constituency,Amethi,on October 7. He is likely to lay the foundation stone of an agro park there.

SP’s Mainpuri rally cancelled

LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party’s (SP) rally at Mainpuri scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled. However,the worker’s sammelan and plantation drive of Lion Safari in Etawah district will be held on the day.

Both Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and SP president Mulayam Singh Yadav were expected to address the rally at Naunera,nearly 10 km from Mainpuri,the parliamentary constituency of Mulayam.

The foundation stone for an engineering college and other projects were also to be laid by Akhilesh Yadav during the meeting. Hectic preparations were on for the event and an estimated 50,000 people were expected to attend the rally — the first public meeting after Muzaffarnagar violence for SP.

Mainpuri District Magistrate Vinod Pawar said the programme had been cancelled due to incessant rains. “We have received official information about cancellation of the CM’s programme. Due to heavy downpour,the venue was submerged in water,” he stated.

However,Etawah DM P Guruprasad informed that the CM’s programme in Etawah will be held on Saturday. The programme includes inspection of the Lion Safari project and plantation in the Lion Safari area. Both Akhilesh and Mulayam will also address workers at the exhibition ground in Etawah.

Act against black Sheep: Abu Azmi

LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party’s Maharashtra MLA Abu Asim Azmi Friday requested Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav to identify “black sheep” in the party who are fuelling tension in Muzaffarnagar. “I have requested both leaders to take stern action against those indulging in vitiating the atmosphere. There are some within our party and some outside. We need to identify them and take necessary action. CM has assured me of action,” Azmi said after meeting SP leaders.

Azmi,who visited Muzaffarnagar September 27,said: “Victims were present before the Chief Minister when I met him. They said they were satisfied,” he said. Mulayam asked Azmi to devote a day in Lucknow every 15 days. ens

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