People of Amethi have been waiting for months for Rahul Gandhi, their MP, to visit his constituency. They have even put up a number of requests to him and his representatives to come to the area and monitor its plight, but to no avail.
After all the requesting and waiting, people of Amethi have adopted a unique and innovative way to know the whereabouts of their MP and have him visit the district. “Missing” posters of Rahul Gandhi have been put up in Amethi and through the posters, an announcement has been made that the person who finds him will be rewarded appropriately.
The posters that were put up on Sunday continued to be the center of attention among people of Amethi on Monday. Among other places, these posters have also been placed in front of Congress’s office in Amethi.
The poster says,
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The honorable Member of Parliament from Amethi is from the district. Due to this, the development works that are to be carried out by the MP are held up in his office. His behavior is making the common people feel cheated and insulted. Whosoever gives any information about him in Amethi will be rewarded appropriately.- Courteous- People of Amethi
It is important to note that Rahul Gandhi has not visited his Lok Sabha constituency for six months. In July, News18 had reported that Rahul Gandhi was last seen in his constituency during the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections and has not paid a visit to Amethi since then.
Meanwhile, Smriti Irani, who contested in Lok Sabha elections from the opposition party BJP in Amethi in the year 2014 pays regular visits to Amethi. This has also caused people of Amethi to gain faith and confidence in Irani and approach her for any of their problems. The report also held that it could be a cause of concern for Congress since Amethi has been its bastion ever since Independence but the rise of Smriti Irani and her stronghold in Amethi could mean a huge political defeat for Congress.
Commenting on the matter, district president of Congress committee has said that this is a conspiracy by RSS and BJP members to defame Rahul Gandhi. He also said that since Rahul Gandhi is the vice president of the party, he cannot be available in Amethi at all times.