The district administration of Amethi on Sunday requested Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to reschedule his visit for security reasons as the leader is slated to visit his constituency from October 4.
District Magistrate Yogesh Kumar wrote a letter to Congress district president while requesting him to reschedule visit of Rahul Gandhi in view of Muharram and Dussehra celebrations.
Kumar stated that aÂ majority of policeÂ personnel will be deployed in maintaining law and order in the district till October 5, and it would be difficult for them to marinating law and order during his visit.
Amethi DM requests Congress district president to reschedule visit of Rahul Gandhi (from Oct 4-6), in view of Muharram &Durga idol immersion pic.twitter.com/9tHGmnF2X1â€” ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 1, 2017
UP Congress President Raj Babbar said these are excuses and it is "unfortunate" that an MP can't go to his constituency on festivals. He said it is a murder of democracy.Â
These are excuses. Unfortunate that an MP can't go to his constituency on festivals. It's murder of democracy: Raj Babbar, UP Congress Pres pic.twitter.com/0XKQpofJOGâ€” ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 1, 2017