Vishwas pledges to end dynastic rule in Amethi; faces protest
However, Vishwas’ Amethi rally was well attended with people donning the aam aadmi cap on their heads assembling to hear him speak on changing political situation in favour of the common man. Buoyed by the huge turnout, Vishwas took a dig at Rahul Gandhi saying he was only a `naukar’ (servant) who would carry forward the message of people to Parliament and would not act like a ‘Yuvraj.’ ‘This is a fight between dynastic rule and the aam aadmi. People are fed up with this dynastic reign with a single family ruling this region for many decades. Time has come for a change,’ he said.
His visit was marked by protests for second day in a row after a youth threw an egg on Viswas during a press conference in Lucknow on Saturday. Effigies of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Viswas were burnt in Amethi.
In Jagdishpur, a band of agitators showed black flag to Viswas and other AAP leaders, including Sanjay Singh, when they were on their way to the Jan Viswas rally in Amethi. The youths, led by Rafiq Hassan, protested over an anti-Islamic statement made by Viswas in the past. Several Congress activists, mostly women, who were celebrating the birthday of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at Gauriganj, also raised slogans against the AAP leader when they were passing through the area.
‘No one can deter me from contesting against Rahul Gandhi from Amethi through these protests and I am ready to die for the cause,’ Vishwas said. ‘I am not afraid of eggs or black flag. When we were not afraid of raising the question of Robert Vadra’s illegal act, then how could we be prevented to come to Amethi by such things,’ he