Lok Sabha election 2019: PM Narendra Modi cancels Amethi visit
New Delhi : The Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Amethi on February 27 has been cancelled, officials said on February 20. A source close to the development said that the Prime Minister was likely to visit the ordnance factory in Munshiganj in Amethi and later address a public meeting on February 27.
But, according to District Magistrate R.M. Mishra, the proposed visit has now been cancelled.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Amethi which was proposed on February 27 has been cancelled,” the DM said.
The Lok Sabha general election is expected to be held in April and May 2019. During this time, PM Modi and other BJP leaders are busy in election campaign in major states and cities of India.
Amethi is a Lok Sabha constituency which covers the entire Amethi district created in 1967. The seat has almost always been held by the Indian National Congress (INC), save for a half-dozen years in the late 1970s and late 1990s. Rahul Gandhi held the seat for the longest period, from 2004 to present.
It is likely that this year, former Congress president Sonia Gandhi may contest the national election from Raebareli. Priyanka Gandhi, who has campaigned for years in the Gandhi strongholds of Raebareli and Amethi the constituencies of her mother Sonia and brother Rahul Gandhi joined the party as its general secretary in charge of the campaign in the eastern half of Uttar Pradesh.