Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s love for his constituency has not gone after his electoral loss from Amethi. It is reported that he has sent a truckload of wheat and other supplies to Amethi for the needy amid lockdown crisis.
Truckload relief materials
According to the sources, several grand old party leaders of the constituency said that a truckload of wheat has arrived and will be distributed amongst the people in the area.
“Rahul Ji has not forgotten his responsibility for Amethi as it has a special place in his heart,” said Congress MLC Deepak Singh.
This wheat will also be distributed along with relief material under the supervision of Congress District President Pradeep Singhal of Amethi. The district president said that after the coronavirus epidemic, the poor people are greatly affected due to the lockdown in the Amethi district. Congress has taken the initiative to help such people in every way.
Relief for Wayanad
Mr. Gandhi wrote a letter to Wayanad Collector Dr. Adila Abdullah asking that an amount of Rs 2.66 crore be released immediately from his MP fund for the purchase of ventilators, test kits, masks, and other medical equipment.
Under the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Fund (MPLAD), the lawmakers can recommend the district collector on which project they want to spend the money in their respective constituencies.
Rahul Gandhi lost from Amethi in the last general election to BJP’s Smriti’s Irani. Nevertheless, he was elected to the Lok Sabha from Wayanad in Kerala.
Since day one of the pandemic, Rahul Gandhi had been warning the government that India will pay “extremely heavy price” for the Centre’s failure to act decisively against the spread of coronavirus.
Even on February 12, he had made a similar statement when he said, “coronavirus was an extremely serious threat to the people and the economy.”