Amethi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi accompanied by Sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrived in Amethi, the Parliament constituency of Rahul Gandhi, after the Lok Sabha elections.
“It’s time for struggle. We are ready for it” was Rahul Gandhi’s message to partymen after Congress’ Lok Sabha polls debacle as he reached his constituency on Wednesday to thank the people for their support. “We will work as a strong opposition. We will set things on fire wherever any obstructions are caused in the way of the people’s welfare,” he added.
At a brief meeting with party workers at Congress office at Gauriganj, Rahul Gandhi told media, “despite the fact that these are not good days for Congress in UP, the people of Amethi and Raebareli showed confidence in the party by supporting it and for this I thank them.” “Now is the time for struggle… We will struggle”, Rahul Gandhi added.
Rahul Gandhi also said the party will fight back if any step is taken against public interest, according to local Congress leaders present at the meeting. He also appealed to the workers “to get ready for struggle”. Rahul also said that very soon the party will organise the review meeting. Priyanka Gandhi said that “people of Amethi have saved our honour. We are thankful for it.”
Rahul had won with a majority of 1.07 lakh in this Lok Sabha polls from Amethi defeating his nearest rival BJP’s Smriti Irani.
Earlier, Rahul and and Priyanka garlanded photo of their father Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary at party office. They also visited Barolia village in Jamo area, where fire incident had taken place 65 houses were gutted on May 19 and met victims and assured them of all help.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra asked the district officials to get houses allotted to the villagers under the Indira Awas Yojana. “We will apply on their behalf for allotment of houses under the Indira Awas Yojana,” she said. Both the leaders handed over a bag of relief material to the affected people.
On Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka landed at Fursatganj airport around 1pm and spent nearly an hour visiting victims and their families at Mauja Baraulia.