Reacting sharply to the letter, senior Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Akhilesh Singh accused the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP authorities within the state of “utilizing ways” to cease Mr Gandhi from visiting his Lok Sabha constituency.
“The Uttar Pradesh authorities is anxious and doesn’t need Rahul to go to Amethi, fearing that he may elevate points instantly associated to the general public. This scares the BJP,” he mentioned.Mr Singh added that the Yogi authorities was maybe anxious that mr Gandhi’s schedule may “eclipse” the proposed go to by BJP chief Amit Shah and Union ministers Smriti Irani and Nitin Gadkari to Amethi on October 10.
Refuting the grounds on which the authorities have requested the Congress vice-president to reschedule his go to, Mr Singh instructed PTI that by October Four, nearly all of the festivities could be over.
“In any case, Rahul is visiting his personal parliamentary constituency,” he identified.
Hitting out on the Congress, state BJP spokesperson Rakesh Tripathi mentioned, “As an elected MP, Rahul has didn’t work for his folks and lots of the improvement schemes promised by him are mendacity incomplete.”
Taking a dig at Mr Gandhi, he mentioned “lacking” posters of the Congress chief had been put up in Amethi up to now.
“That’s the reason, (Smriti) Irani has taken the initiative to start out these initiatives in Amethi,” mentioned Tripathi.
Ms Irani had unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Amethi in opposition to Mr Gandhi.