Rahul Sandesh Yatra to arrive in Amethi today
The Rahul Sandesh Yatra will arrive here on Wednesday with plans to tour all five assembly segments under the Amethi parliamentary constituency over the next fortnight, Congress officials said on Tuesday.
“The ‘yatra’ will tour all five assembly segments under the Amethi parliamentary constituency from October 12 to 25, spending three days in each of them,” Congress district spokesperson Anil Singh said.
It is a “massive” ‘jan jagaran abhiyan’ (public awareness campaign) to reach out to farmers, he said.
The yatra will pass through Amethi, Gauriganj, Tiloi and Jagdishpur (R) assembly segments in Amethi district and Salon(R) in Raebareli district.
“Probable candidates for the upcoming state polls from each assembly segment will join the yatra team led by district president Yogendra Mishra,” said Singh.
Mishra said, “Each ‘nyay panchayats’ will have five nukkad meetings a day.”
He said the party could announce names of candidates for the upcoming state polls after the campaign ends this month. In the 2012 polls, Congress won two seats in the Amethi constituency.
Radhey Shyam won from Jagdishpur (R) and Muslim Khan from Tiloi.
However, Khan quit Congress earlier this year and the BSP has declared his son Mohammad Rauf as its candidate from Tiloi.