Congress President Rahul Gandhi cancelled his Amethi tour. Rahul Gandhi is the three-time MP from Amethi, a seat his family has held for decades.
Reacting to it, Union Minister and BJP candidate for Amethi, Smriti Irani said that Rahul Gandhi has insulted the people of Amethi. “On voting day, Rahul Gandhi has again insulted the people of Amethi. He is so arrogant that he did not even visit the people who voted for him for three terms. If he didn’t want to come, at least he shouldn’t have lied,” Irani said.
As of 4 pm, 42.18% of voting has been registered in Amethi.
Amethi was one of the most talked about constituencies in the run-up to the ongoing elections, as it is being contested by high profile candidates like Smriti Irani and the Congress President, Rahul Gandhi himself. In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi won the seat with a winning margin of little over 1 lakh votes.
Fearing defeat in Amethi, Rahul Gandhi had decided to contest from the second seat in Wayanad in Kerala, which is considered a ‘safe’ seat because Hindus are in a minority there.
Amethi is one of the high profile seats which has gone to polls today along with Rae Bareli and Lucknow.