Big Move: Defeated By Smriti Irani, Rahul Gandhi To Visit Uttar Pradesh's Amethi Nonetheless. Details Here

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will visit Amethi in Uttar Pradesh on July 10. This development comes days after the Gandhi scion had officially submitted his resignation as the president of the party.

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Updated On:

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will visit Amethi in Uttar Pradesh on July 10. This development comes days after the Gandhi scion had officially submitted his resignation as the president of the party.

As per sources, this time Rahul will meet Congress leaders on ground in the former Gandhi bastion. His visit will be a village tour as he is trying to understand what change is needed at the constituency. Rahul Gandhi was beaten by BJP's Smriti Irani by over 5,00,000 votes in the Lok Sabha elections. He was a three-time MP from the seat.

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Was the former Congress chief upset?

There have been some drastic turn of events in the grand old party. Sources had said that Gandhi was upset that no senior leader took responsibility for the party's Lok Sabha drubbing and spoke about the same during a Youth Congress meet. Following that Kamal Nath admitted his responsibility in the party's failure in the post. As per Jyotiraditya Scindia's comments on his own resignation, it came around the time the news of Gandhi's displeasure with party leaders made headlines. However, the Youth Congress has categorically denied Gandhi making any statement expressing that he was upset over senior leaders not taking responsibility. 

Congress divided over appointing next Congress chief

At present, as per sources, the Congress is divided with one group wanting an old guard who is a Gandhi loyalist to become the president. The other group wants a young blood to lead the party. On Sunday, the senior leaders excluding Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi met at the party war room at 15 GRG, New Delhi to discuss the topic of new Congress chief. Sources said that Sachin Pilot and Jyotiraditya Scindia were in the running for the post of Congress chief. A day after the meeting Milind Deora quit as the Mumbai Congress chief saying that he looked forward to work at national-level post. Scindia also announced that he quit as All India Congress Committee General Secretary, adding that he had tendered his resignation around 8-10 days earlier. He said he took the decision after Gandhi resigned in May.

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