PM Favours Industrialists Over Farmers: Rahul Gandhi in Amethi

The Congress president’s visit to Amethi was postponed from 4 January in view of the Winter Session of Parliament.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who was in his political constituency Amethi for a two-day visit, accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of favouring industrialists over farmers even though they have been facing an unprecedented crisis.

On the first day of his visit, he had said that appointing his sister Priyanka Gandhi as the party’s general secretary for UP East is a “big step to make space for the Congress in Uttar Pradesh.”

Snapshot
  • Rahul Gandhi visited his parliamentary constituency Amethi for two days on 23-24 January
  • The Congress President attacked Modi government over demonetisation, Rafale row, and said: “In India, Narendra Modi means hatred”

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6:28 AM, 23 Jan
KEY EVENT

'Amethi Main Aa Raha Hoon': Rahul Gandhi Enroute to His Home Turf

Congress President Rahul Gandhi will begin a two-day tour of his parliamentary constituency Amethi starting Wednesday, 23 January.

Gandhi said he would meet and discuss issues with people in his home constituency.

"I am coming to Amethi. Will be with my people and discuss issues with them. Will keep sharing the details of my story of happiness with you by way of pictures," Gandhi said in a Facebook post.

अमेठी आ रहा हूँ| घर के आंगन में अपनों के साथ बात-विचार होगी| ख़ुशियों की इस कहानी के रंग आपको तस्वीरों के माध्यम से दिखाता रहूँगा|

Posted by Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

During his stay, Gandhi is scheduled to meet representatives of gram panchayats at Fursatganj. He will also take part in the swearing-in of newly elected bar members in Gauriganj, his representative Chandrakant Dubey had said.

Gandhi will address a 'nukkad sabha' at Haliyapur and stay the night at Bhueymau guest house, where he will meet party workers on the second day of his visit before leaving for Delhi, Dubey had said.

6:45 AM, 23 Jan

Rahul Gandhi's Visit to Amethi on 4 Jan Would Have Clashed With Smriti Irani's, But Got Postponed

Rahul Gandhi was scheduled to visit Amethi on 4 January but the visit was cancelled in view of the Winter Session of Parliament.

His visit would have clashed with Union Minister Smriti Irani's Amethi trip, which was also scheduled for the same day and was being seen as the first major political face-off ahead of the general elections.

The Congress chief will also tour states like Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in the coming days.

8:13 AM, 23 Jan

Rahul Interacts With Congress Members at Lucknow Airport

Rahul Gandhi interacted with Uttar Pradesh Congress state president Raj Babbar and other party members at the Lucknow airport before reaching Rae Bareli, his mother Sonia Gandhi’s home turf.

लखनऊ हवाई अड्डे पर मुझसे मिलने आए उत्तर प्रदेश के साथियों से मिलकर बहुत अच्छा लगा|

Posted by Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, January 22, 2019
8:49 AM, 23 Jan

Priyanka Gandhi's Entry in Active Politics Big Step For Cong in UP: Rahul in Amethi

Rahul Gandhi, on Wednesday, 23 January, congratulated Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia for taking up charge of Eastern UP and Western UP respectively. He said their appointments are big steps taken by the party to make space for itself in the state.

He said, “We have no enmity with Mayawati ji and Akhilesh ji, in fact, I respect them a lot. We are ready to cooperate with them wherever possible. Ultimately the aim of all three of us is to defeat BJP, but yes our fight is to save Congress ideology.”


Published: 23 Jan 2019, 01:38 PM IST
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