Rahul Gandhi to hold public meeting in Amethi today

Amethi (UP) [India]: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will today hold a public meeting in Jagdishpur in his parliamentary constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.

Gandhi will be staying at the Munshigunj Guest House in Amethi and is scheduled to attend several political and non-political functions. He will chair a meeting of party leaders at Munshiganj.

Gandhi tweeted on his official account, “Will be in Amethi from 31st Aug-2nd Sept. Looking forward to meeting everyone!”

During the visit to Amethi, he is expected to rake up the issue of multiple development projects which have been stalled by the BJP-led NDA regime at the Centre.

According to reports, these developmental projects were introduced during the former UPA regime.

The Congress vice-president will also launch a month-long “mahayatra” in Uttar Pradesh covering 39 districts from September 6, the party announced on Monday.

Congress General Secretary and state in-charge Ghulam Nabi Azad had said the yatra would start from Rudrapur in the state’s Deoria district and would culminate in Delhi.

Gandhi’s visit to his parliamentary constituency assumes significance as Uttar Pradesh goes to polls next year. (ANI)