Rahul Gandhi: My relationship with Amethi is personal

Published: Jul 10, 2019, 14:33 IST | mid-day online desk

Gandhi visited the home of Congress worker Ganga Prasad Gupta who had died recently and offered condolences to his family in Gauriganj

Rahul Gandhi: My relationship with Amethi is personal
Rahul Gandhi. Pic/ANI

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday made an impassioned appeal to the people that he would never sever his ties with Amethi, the constituency he lost to BJP's Smriti Irani in the recent Lok Sabha elections.

"My relationship with Amethi is personal and not political. Victory and defeat are a part of political life but I will never leave Amethi," Gandhi said at a meeting.

Gandhi asked party workers to remain prepared for a long battle to resurrect the Congress and said that he would stand by them all through.

More than 15,000 people turned up for the meeting for which only 1,200 were invited. The meeting was held in the Nirmala Devi Institute. 

Earlier, Gandhi visited the home of Congress worker Ganga Prasad Gupta who had died recently and offered condolences to his family in Gauriganj.

District Congress President Yogendra Misra said that there were no political overtones to Rahul's visit.

"Amethi is his home and he has every right to visit his home. He is meeting village heads, panchayat members and members of frontal organizations and taking feedback from them. He is also taking suggestions for the revival of the party," he said.

Earlier in the day, Gandhi was welcomed by senior Congress leaders including UPCC President Raj Babbar and former MP Pramod Tiwari at the airport. Gandhi later travelled to the meeting venue by road.

Earlier today, Rahul Gandhi's follower count on Twitter crossed the 10-million mark and on Wednesday he thanked all his followers on the social media platform for the "milestone".Gandhi is still well behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has more than 48 million followers on the micro-blogging site. "10 Million Twitter followers - thank you to each and every one of you!" Gandhi tweeted. "I will celebrate the milestone in Amethi, where I will be meeting our Congress workers & supporters today," he said.

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