Angry protesters greet Rahul Gandhi in Rae Bareli, Amethi

Posted January 16, 2018

At Salon in Amethi, Rahul targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and promised to bring back a food park to the district.

Ahead of Congress President Rahul Gandhi's visit to his Lok Sabha Constituency Amethi on Monday, a poster showing him as lord Rama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi as demon king Ravana has surfaced.

The Congress tweeted pictures of Gandhi "being warmly received" and interacting with people over tea at a "dhaba".

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He will reach Salon via Rae Bareli at around 12.30 pm on Monday and address the public at Salon Nagar Panchayat. His first visit to UP as the Congress president after taking over from Sonia, Rahul later went on to offer bhog to priests on the occasion of Makar Sankranti in Amethi's Suchi area.

Congress MLC from Amethi Deepak Singh was caught on camera abusing a police officer, a media report said.

The Congress president will meet people from his constituency and local party workers on Tuesday morning after which he will also visit Mohanganj, Jagdishpur and Jais.

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After giving a tough battle to BJP-government in the recent Gujarat assembly elections, Rahul Gandhi is in Uttar Pradesh for a two-day visit all set to focus on the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

The Congress president said that the condition of the potato farmers was very bad. "We are ready to work hard with him in the field", he said.

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