Amit Shah to address rally in Rae Bareli on 21 April to review BJP's preparedness ahead of 2019 polls

New Delhi: Taking his party's fight against the Congress to the Gandhi family's home turf, BJP president Amit Shah will attend several programmes and address a rally in Congress leader Sonia Gandhi's constituency Rae Bareli on 21 April, a senior party leader said on Tuesday.

File image of BJP president Amit Shah. PTI

File image of BJP president Amit Shah. PTI

Though Shah will be in Rae Bareli, party workers from neighbouring areas, including Congress president Rahul Gandhi's constituency Amethi, will be attending the programmes, the leader said.

Shah, who is scheduled to address a big political rally, will also hold meetings with party workers to review the BJP's preparedness for the 2019 General elections, a senior party leader said on condition of anonymity.

Though it swept Uttar Pradesh in the 2014 General elections, the BJP lost both Rae Bareli and Amethi to the Congress.

The party, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah, has been making a determined bid to wrest Amethi from Rahul. It pitted Union minister Smriti Irani against the Gandhi scion in Amethi in the last Lok Sabha elections.

Irani, who has been regularly visiting Amethi and has taken various developmental initiatives there, is likely to be the party's candidate from the constituency in the next General elections as well.

Updated Date: Apr 17, 2018 18:52 PM

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