Rahul Gandhi on first visit to Amethi after becoming Congress president

Congress president Rahul Gandhi began a two-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency Amethi on Monday – his first since taking over as his party’s chief last month.

He arrived at Lucknow’s Amausi airport on way to Amethi. Congress supporters set up posters and banners welcoming him at main crossings and other important points along the way to Amethi. He will travel through Rae Bareli, the Lok Sabha seat of his mother Sonia Gandhi who decided to retire from the post of AICC president.

Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) President Raj Babbar, former union ministers and party’s senior leaders welcomed him at the airport as workers raised slogans in his favour.

Rahul Gandhi will address a meeting at Salon in Rae Bareli where Salon Nagar Panchayat has organised a programme to greet him..