Rahul Gandhi's Amethi tour gets nod

Oct 03, 2017, 08:55 IST | Agencies

Facing criticism from the Congress for asking Rahul Gandhi to postpone his visit to Amethi, the district administration yesterday said it was ready for the party vice-president's three-day tour beginning Wednesday

Facing criticism from the Congress for asking Rahul Gandhi to postpone his visit to Amethi, the district administration yesterday said it was ready for the party vice-president's three-day tour beginning Wednesday. Amethi district magistrate Yogesh Kumar said the authorities "never said no" to his visit to his Lok Sabha constituency and had just suggested a postponement taking into account his security concerns.

Rahul gandhi
Rahul Gandhi

"Rahul had proposed to visit Amethi from October 4-6. We never said no," he told journalists. Kumar said the request was made in the wake of Muharram and Dussehra celebrations in the district. "We had just sent a letter to the district Congress chief, suggesting that the visit be postponed by 24-48 hours as security personnel would be busy with Durga idol immersion and Muharram processions," he added.

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