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Rahul Gandhi to visit Amethi tomorrow the first time after Lok Sabha defeat

In a historic poll battle, Smriti Irani defeated Gandhi in his bastion by more than 52,000 votes

Press Trust of India  |  Amethi 

Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader will visit Amethi Wednesday, his first after losing the parliamentary constituency to Union minister in this general election, to ascertain the cause of his defeat, party sources said.

During his visit, Gandhi will meet party representatives, including booth presidents of five assembly segments-- Salon, Amethi, Gauriganj, Jagdishpur and Tiloi, they said.

Gandhi is likely to visit some villages too, party district spokesperson Anil Singh said.

After Gandhi's defeat, his representative Chandrakant Dubey and district president Yogendra Mishra have resigned.

The Gandhi scion will meet party workers at Nirmala Devi Educational Institute in Gauriganj.

In a historic poll battle, Irani defeated Gandhi in his bastion by more than 52,000 votes.

Gandhi represented the Amethi Lok Sabha seat since 1999. He is currently a Member of Parliament from Wayanad constituency in Kerala.

First Published: Tue, July 09 2019. 13:20 IST