Rahul Gandhi to visit Amethi on 10 July, seeks to assess reason for party's humiliating defeat in Lok Sabha election

Rahul Gandhi, who publically announced his resignation as Congress president recently, will visit Amethi on 10 July. He will first reach Lucknow and then proceed to Gauriganj in Amethi by road.

Asian News International July 08, 2019 17:11:14 IST
Rahul Gandhi to visit Amethi on 10 July, seeks to assess reason for party's humiliating defeat in Lok Sabha election
  • Rahul Gandhi, who publically announced his resignation as Congress president recently, will visit Amethi on 10 July

  • He will first reach Lucknow and then proceed to Gauriganj in Amethi by road

  • As per the schedule, Gandhi will meet party workers at Gauriganj over a meal and will attend a program at Shiv Mahesh College

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi, who publically announced his resignation as Congress president recently, will visit Amethi on 10 July.

He will first reach Lucknow and then proceed to Gauriganj in Amethi by road.

Rahul Gandhi to visit Amethi on 10 July seeks to assess reason for partys humiliating defeat in Lok Sabha election

File image of Rahul Gandhi. ANI

As per the schedule, Gandhi will meet party workers at Gauriganj over a meal and will attend a program at Shiv Mahesh College.

He will also assess the reason behind his party's humiliating defeat in the general elections and will take feedback from workers.

The former lawmaker from Amethi lost the Nehru-Gandhi bastion to BJP leader Smriti Irani in the 17th Lok Sabha elections.

It was the seat from where his parents, Sonia and Rajiv Gandhi, had contested and won.

Amethi in Uttar Pradesh was a prestige battle in the recent Lok Sabha elections, which Irani won with a heavy margin, defeating Gandhi, who held the seat for the past 15 years.

The Gandhi scion, Member of Lok Sabha from Wayanad in Kerala, became the Congress president in 2017.

He offered to step down from his post at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on May 25, taking moral responsibility for the Congress' abysmal performance in the 17th Lok Sabha Elections.

Last week, he had put a letter on Twitter making his resignation public and empowering the CWC to choose his successor.

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