I’m Wayanad MP but won’t leave Amethi at any cost: Rahul Gandhi
Wayanad MP and former National Congress president, Rahul Gandhi has spoken after a miserable loss in Amethi in Lok Sabha elections that his life is interlinked with this parliamentary segment.
During his first visit to Amethi since he lost the parliamentary seat to Union Minister Smriti Irani, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi reportedly said, "I am the MP from Wayanad but my ties with Amethi are three decades old."
"I will not leave Amethi. It is my home and family," quoted Rahul Gandhi in the meeting. He added, "The development of Amethi will not be hampered... I will fight for Amethi in Delhi."
The meeting with party workers, including booth presidents from five assembly segments - Salon, Amethi, Gauriganj, Jagdishpur, and Tiloi lasted barely 50 minutes.
District Congress committee member Narendra Mishra said Gandhi appreciated the hard work by party workers. In a stunning poll result, Union minister Smriti Irani defeated Rahul in his bastion by over 55,000 votes in the recent elections. Before the 2019 defeat, Gandhi had represented Amethi since the 2004 general election.