Amethi District Magistrate has requested Congress party to reschedule Rahul Gandhi’s visit that is due between October 4 and October 6. The decision has been taken in view of Muharram and Durga idol immersion, ANI reports. In a letter addressed to Congress’ district vice president, the DM said that majority of the Police force will be engaged in maintaining law and order in the district till October 5 due to Muharram and Durga idol immersion. Recently, a number of posters declaring Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi as “missing” had appeared in Amethi. The posters, pasted at various places in the city, carried a picture of Gandhi with a message below it. “Amethi ke man-niya saansad amethi se lapata hain (Respected Amethi parliamentarian is missing from Amethi).”
A PTI report says that Gandhi had last visited his constituency in February this year in run up to the state assembly elections. The posters had also slammed Gandhi and said that developmental works, supposed to be carried out by MPs in their areas, have stalled in Amethi. “The common man is feeling cheated and humiliated due to his behaviour. Those giving information about him will be rewarded,” the message on the poster adds.
However, District Congress chief Yogendra Mishra had termed it a “conspiracy” of the BJP and the RSS. He had said such things have happened earlier also. “We will register an FIR in this connection with the local police,” Mishra said.