AMETHI: Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi from his home turf of Amethi which he lost to BJP’s Smriti Irani in 2019 Lok Sabha elections and said that every lane of the city is still the same but there is anger against the government.
Rahul Gandhi arrived in Amethi along with his sister and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and held a 6 km long padyatra against inflation. Hundreds joined Rahul & Priyanka joined the padyatra.
Addressing the people of Amethi, the Congress leader said, “Few days ago Priyanka came to me asking me to visit Lucknow. I replied to her that I will first visit my family and speak to them in Amethi and only then will I come to Lucknow.”
In 2004, after entering politics and contesting from Amethi Rahul Gandhi thanked the people in Amethi saying, “You people showed me the way, and I thank all of you for supporting me.”
He targeted the Prime Minister with ‘Hindu and Hindutvavadi’ jibe.
He also mentioned, “Every lane in Amethi is still the same. Only that there’s anger against the government in people’s eyes “
“They still have the same space in their hearts just like before. We are still united against injustice,” he said.
This is the second time that Rahul Gandhi visited Amethi after losing in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He lost to BJP’s Smriti Irani by a margin of over 50,000 votes.
Meanwhile, on the other hand, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav also held marathon meetings in Rae Bareli, the parliamentary constituency of her mother and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi as part of his two-day Vijay Rath Yatra.
Yadav visited several assembly constituencies of Rae Bareli and targeted the central and state governments.
The Congress is trying to regain its lost ground in the state where it has been out of power since 1989. Priyanka Gandhi, who is in-charge for the party in the state has announced several promises for women safety and farmers if the party comes to power in the state after 32 years.
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