‘Rahul Gandhi lapta’, posters in Amethi, UP seek information on ‘missing’ MP
Lucknow, August 8: It seems the voters of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh are desperately waiting for their parliamentarian Rahul Gandhi to pay them a visit. Since the last six months, the Congress vice-president did not pay a single visit to Amethi from where he was elected thrice as a member of Parliament (MP).
Apparently, a dozens of posters describing Rahul as "missing" have come up in his parliamentary constituency in the state. The posters carry the Gandhi scion's picture, written below which is a reward for anyone who could trace their missing MP. The posters, however, are not attributed to any individual or organisation.
This is not for the first time when Rahul faced protest from the voters of Amethi. In 2015, several posters had come up declaring reward for information on "Missing Amethi MP".
In 2015 again, a local leader from Amethi filed a missing complaint with the police to find out the Gandhi scion's whereabouts. According to the people of Amethi, they are angry and disappointment as Rahul did not visit them for six months.
The posters also said that Rahul has insulted his voters with his behaviour. While Congress workers in the district accuse the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other political opponents for the sudden coming up of the posters, mostly in Gowriganj area; many say that Rahul has lost interest in Amethi after the humiliating state assembly poll defeat in March.
The posters also blame the Congress leader's absence for the slowing down of development work initiated from the MP Local Area Development fund. A large section of Congress workers have sent an SOS to the party leadership to ask Rahul to visit Amethi soon.