Rahul Gandhi holds 'Janata Durbar', to make frequent visits to Amethi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday held a 'Janata Durbar' for people of his constituency and heard their grievances on the second day of his visit here during which he also had one-on-one with party workers.

PTI| Last Updated: Apr 21, 2016, 23:03 PM IST

Amethi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday held a 'Janata Durbar' for people of his constituency and heard their grievances on the second day of his visit here during which he also had one-on-one with party workers.

Gandhi patiently heard the complaints regarding power, road, water and unemployment and assured the people that he will see to it that those were resolved, party sources here said.

His one-on-one meeting with the workers at the party office in Ghorha village lasted for more than an hour.

There was a minor mishap during the 'Janata Durbar' when a tent got uprooted due to gusty winds and poles supporting it fell on some people. They received minor injuries, party sources said, adding Gandhi was present in another tent when the incident occurred.

Later, the Congress MP reached Bhadar area and met the family members of three party leaders, who were killed in a road mishap here on February 27.

Offering condolences, he said the deaths of former block president Om Prakash Singh, Gir Prakash Singh and Hari Shankar Singh was a huge loss for the Congress family.

He also met party leader Ashok Singh 'Hitler' who was injured in the accident.

According to party sources, Gandhi will be visiting his parliamentary constituency regularly from May.

Union Minister Smriti Irani is also scheduled to visit Amethi on April 24 and distribute radio sets among farmers to enable them to listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann ki Baat' programme, BJP leaders said.

She will also honour progressive farmers of the area and address a function for women during her day-long stay.

Irani, who had unsuccessfully contested the last Lok Sabha elections against Gandhi, has been regularly visiting the constituency ever since.