Amethi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi received a rousing reception in Amethi on his first visit since his elevation in the party.
Landing at the Fursatganj airport for a two day visit, Mr Gandhi was greeted by the people of the constituency amidst playing of 'Dhol' and 'Nagara'.
He was greeted with slogans like 'yuvaon ne thana hai, Rahul ko PM banana hai' (Youth have resolved to make Rahul the Prime Minister), 'Yuvaon me hai nayi umang, aao chalo Rahul ke sang' (Youth have new enthusiasm, let us support Rahul)
Getting on to the dais erected at regular intervals for his welcome, Mr Gandhi said his relation with the constituency and its people was that of a family and not a political one.
"Whenever I get a chance to come, I come here. It is relationship of love. This (you people) is my family and I am not going to leave it," he said.
Mr Gandhi, who had to visit the constituency on February 5, but cancelled the plan due to bad weather, apologised for any inconvenience to the people.
When his attention was drawn to jobs at the local petroleum institute, he said things needed to speed up for which he would talk to the concerned minister and ensure that people could get employment.
On the second day of his visit, he would hold a meeting with party workers and office bearers in Bhetya area before leaving for Delhi.
Story first published:
February 07, 2013 15:43 IST