Rahul Gandhi In Amethi highlights: We will play on front foot and fight with full strength, says Rahul Gandhi

Updated on Jan 23, 2019 11:40 PM IST

Congress president and Amethi member of Parliament Rahul Gandhi visited his constituency Amethi on Wednesday.This is also the first time Rahul Gandhi is visiting Amethi after his party won the assembly elections in three states of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in December last year.On Thursday, Gandhi will meet people at the Bhuaemau guest house, after which he will attend programmes in various villages. He will also visit the residence of former block pramukh SP Singh located at Dih village. He will then return to New Delhi on Thursday evening.Follow highlights here:

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7:18 pm IST

We will play on front foot and fight with full strength: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi told reporters in Amethi, “We will play on front foot and fight with full strength. We will not play on back foot.”

7:12 pm IST

In Amethi, Rahul Gandhi has a message of ‘cooperation’ for Mayawati, Akhilesh

Edged out of an alliance by the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Uttar Pradesh for 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said that the grand-old-party “will cooperate with each other” in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

2:49 pm IST

Priyanka, Jyortiraditya on a mission: Rahul Gandhi

“I have not sent Priyanka and Jyortiraditya for two months, given them a mission. We will play on front foot and not backfoot. We are going to fight with full strength,” said Rahul Gandhi in Amethi.

2:40 pm IST

No animosity against SP, BSP: Rahul Gandhi

“SP, BSP have formed alliance in UP to defeat BJP; I have no animosity against them; I have to take forward Congress ideology,” said Rahul Gandhi.

2:35 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi interacts with people of Amethi at Pradhan Sammelan

Congress president Rahul Gandhi held an interactive session with the people of Amethi at a Pradhan Sammelan.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi held an interactive session with the people of Amethi at a Pradhan Sammelan ( INCIndia/Twitter )
2:20 pm IST

BJP government has ruined UP: Rahul Gandhi

“We want to tell the young leaders and farmers that you have wasted a lot of time, the BJP government has ruined UP,” said Rahul Gandhi.

2:15 pm IST

Will play on front foot: Rahul Gandhi

“Whenever we get an opportunity we will play on front foot. In UP’s politics there will be a positive change. Our fight is against BJP . We are ready to cooperate with Mayawati wherever possible but making space for Congress is our job and we have taken a big step for that. I am really happy that my sister who is very cap[able and hardworking Jyotiraditya Scindia is a dynamic leader,” said Rahul Gandhi.

2:00 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi meets people in Raebareli

1:15 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi reaches Fursatganj for a meeting with village pradhans

Rahul Gandhi has reached Fursatganj for a meeting with village pradhans (village heads).

12:13 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi sets out for Amethi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has set out for Amethi. This is Rahul Gandhi’s first visit to Amethi after Congress won assembly elections in three states Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

11:45 am IST

UP PCC Chief Raj Babbar welcomes Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi arrived at Lucknow airport to a warm welcome from UP PCC Chief Raj Babbar and the people of Uttar Pradesh, on his way to Amethi.

11:25 am IST

Rahul Gandhi to meet party workers

Congress president Rahul Gandhi is expected to have a brief stay in Lucknow to interact with party workers before he sets out on a two-day visit to his Amethi Lok Sabha constituency.

11:15 am IST

Rahul welcomed in Lucknow

11:02 am IST

Rahul Gandhi reaches Lucknow

Rahul Gandhi has landed at the Lucknow airport. He is expected to have a brief stay in the state capital before heading to Lok Sabha constituency Amethi.

10:25 am IST

Rahul Gandhi on two-day Amethi visit

Congress president and Amethi member of Parliament Rahul Gandhi will visit his constituency Amethi for two days from Wednesday.

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