PM Narendra Modi will address a public meeting and lay the foundation stone of an ordnance factory unit in Amethi - the parliamentary constituency of Congress president Rahul Gandhi - in Uttar Pradesh. This would be Modi's first visit to Amethi after coming to power in 2014.
Modi will address a public meeting in Kauhar area of Gauriganj
Modi will also launch a Kalashnikov rifles manufacturing facility - Munshiganj Ordnance Factory in Kauhar
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public meeting and lay the foundation stone of an ordnance factory unit in Amethi, the parliamentary constituency of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.
The constituency of Amethi is being given a saffron hue ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, on Sunday, 3 March. In this visit, the prime minister will launch several projects in the constituency which has remained loyal to the Gandhi family for long.
Meanwhile, Congress workers have objected to the white-washing of the wall paintings of their leader, Rahul Gandhi, near the meeting venue.
Gandhi's representative, Chandrakant Dubey, said white-washing the paintings of the local MP was "very sad and unfortunate" and only shows the intolerance of BJP leaders and workers.
Modi previously visited Amethi on 5 May 2014 and the BJP, which had fielded party leader Smriti Irani against Gandhi in 2014 general election, had managed three lakh votes.Irani has been nurturing the constituency since and is expected to contest again in the coming poll, expected to be held in April-May.
State BJP general secretary Govind Narain Shukla, who is the convenor of the prime minister's public meeting, said:
"It will be a historic meeting in Kauhar with over 1.25 lakh people likely to attend it."
In 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the BJP had won four of the five assembly constituencies under Amethi Lok Sabha seat, with the SP winning one.
During his visit, the PM will unveil several other development projects for Amethi and the region, a statement from his office said. At Kauhar in Amethi, the PM will dedicate the Indo-Russia Rifles Pvt Limited to the nation.
The Indo-Russia Rifles Pvt Ltd is a joint venture between India's Ordnance factory and a Russian firm. It will produce the last series of Kalashnikov rifles in the Korwa Ordnance Factory.
The PM will unveil several development projects in power generation, education, health and manufacturing sectors. These projects will directly benefit the Amethi region, the statement said.