New Delhi, Jan 16: Today is an important day in the calender of Amethi as it gears up to welcome Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Amethi and Rae Bareli are considered strongholds of the Congress. This will be Rahul Gandhi's maiden visit to Amethi as the Congress head.
After leading from the front in the Gujarat Assembly polls that saw his party improving its show, Congress president Rahul Gandhi is now focusing on Uttar Pradesh to galvanise party cadres in the run up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
And an interesting piece of news is making rounds just before his two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency. A poster describing Congress president Rahul Gandhi as lord Ram and Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the demon Ravana has come up in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi.
First time after donning the mantle of the party chief, Gandhi is all set to pay a two-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency Amethi.
Though party workers are excited by his anointment and have planned a grand reception in Amethi, they are aware that the path for their young leader will not be easy in Uttar Pradesh where its electoral foray in the assembly polls had been anything but encouraging.
The 47-year-old Congress leader is likely to hold road shows at nearly seven places in Amethi.
He will reach Salon via Rae Bareli at around 12.30 pm and address the public at Salon Nagar Panchayat. From Salon, he will proceed to Amethi, and then go to Munshiganj guest house, according to senior UP Congress leader Akhilesh Singh.
On January 16, at around 10.30 am, Rahul is likely to interact with the public at Musafirkhana, and then proceed to Jais, Jagdishpur and Mohanganj.