Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will be in his Lok Sabha constituency Amethi from October 4 to October 6.
This is the first visit to Amethi by Rahul Gandhi since February 19 when he addressed an election rally in his constituency. He had held public meeting at Jagdishpur more than seven months ago.
His much awaited visit in his constituency has already been caught in a controversy. The local administration, citing security deployment due to Dussehra celebrations and Muharram, has not given a formal green signal to Rahul Gandhi's visit. The administration has asked the 47-year-old Amethi MP to reconsider his visit plan.
The letter written by local administration says that cops are deployed to maintain law and order owing to Dussehra celebrations and Muharram. On the other hand, the Congress is crying conspiracy behind the local administration's letter to the party vice-president.
Congress spokesperson from UP, Akhilesh Pratap Singh told India Today, "BJP is scared of Rahul Gandhi. BJP government in UP doesn't want Rahul Gandhi to visit his constituency before Amit Shah's tour."
"Dussehra and Muharram ends today. He is visiting on October 4. So, the reason given by Administration in the letter is just to ensure that his visit doesn't take place before Amit Shah's tour," Singh added.
BJP president Amit Shah, along with other senior BJP leaders and central ministers, is schedule to visit Amethi on October 10. The announcement about BJP Rajya Sabha MP's visit to Amethi came after Rahul Gandhi toured extensively for three days in Gujarat.