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Three days after Rahul's visit, Shah to reach Amethi tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  Amethi (UP) 

Three days after vice president Rahul Gandhi's visit, the Amethi constituency is gearing up for another high-profile event as chief Amit Shah and Union minister Smriti Irani will unveil a slew of projects in this bastion tomorrow.

Chief Minister will also be present, officials said. Irani arrived here this afternoon while the chief will arrive tomorrow, they said.

Schemes and projects are likely to be announced during Shah and Irani's visit, besides, beneficiaries of various schemes will be handed over certificates, the officials said.

Among other key events, Information and Broadcasting minister Irani will attend the launch of a FM station at Gauriganj and an initiative to save Gomti river near Pipri village.

She will also attend the inauguration of a unit at the district hospital and a primary health centre at Odari Tiloi.

Amethi has traditionally been a bastion but witnessed a high-pitched electoral battle between and Irani in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Though she lost, Irani managed to reduce the Congress leader's victory margin from around 3.70 lakh votes in 2009 to 1.07 lakh in 2014.

In the 2017 UP Assembly elections, the won six of the 10 Assembly seats falling under the Amethi and Rae Bareli parliamentary constituencies. Four of these were in Amethi.

Party sources said the visit of the senior BJP leaders was aimed at sending a clear message that the current dispensation believed in all-round development and was not meting out "step-motherly treatment" to any area.

The Congress vice president had during his visit here on October 5 accused the BJP governments at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh of re-inaugurating the projects launched by the previous UPA regime in the district and neglecting his constituency.

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First Published: Mon, October 09 2017. 19:32 IST