Rahul Gandhi to visit Amethi today: After Gujarat, Congress to focus on Uttar Pradesh

Congress president Rahul Gandhi with an aim to strengthen his party in Uttar Pradesh ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections will visit his constituency Amethi Monday.

Published: 15th January 2018 10:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th January 2018 11:57 AM   |  A+A-

Rahul Gandhi (File | PTI)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi with an aim to strengthen his party in Uttar Pradesh ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections will visit his constituency Amethi today.

First time after taking over as the party president Rahul will be paying a visit to the Congress bastion. 

After strengthening party in Gujarat, Rahul is looking to strengthen party in Uttar Pradesh, where it is not in a very good position at the moment.

Rahul will pay a two-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency beginning today and will reach Amethi via Rae Bareli. 

The newly elected Congress president is expected to receive a grand reception by the party workers. He will also be visiting the Hanuman Mandir and eat khichdi, specially prepared for Makar Sankranti.

The Uttar Pradesh Assembly has 403 seats and in the last state polls, the Congress managed to win just seven seats, its lowest ever in the state.

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