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Amethi Welcomes 'Lord Ram Avatar' Rahul Gandhi, With Religion-Inspired Posters

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| January 15 , 2018 , 11:51 IST

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, since officially taking up the post of president of the party on December 16, 2017, has had a busy schedule but is now spending time to visit his Lok Sabha constituency of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, which has traditionally been a Congress stronghold.

Ahead of Rahul Gandhi's 2-day visit to Amethi on Monday, a variety of posters were spotted in the UP constituency, depicting Rahul as Lord Ram and Lord Krishna.

The poster of Rahul Gandhi as Lord Ram, showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the form of the demon Ravana and hinted at the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Lord Ram and Ravana poster was captioned "Rahul roop mein bhagwan Ram ka avatar, 2019 mein ayega Rahul Raj. (Rahul is the incarnation of Lord Ram, Rahul Raj will be seen in 2019)."

The other poster depicting Rahul as Lord Krishna was titled, "Sangharsh se Vijay ki or chal diye maharathi.(the warrior has begun the journey)."

During the 2-day visit to Amethi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to hold roadshows at seven places. On Tuesday, Rahul would be interacting with the public at Musafirkhana, and then at Jais, Jagdishpur and Mohanganj.

"People of Amethi are quite excited about the visit of Rahul Gandhi. This is the first Amethi visit of Rahul Gandhi after he became the Congress president. People are looking forward to welcome him," senior UP Congress leader Akhilesh Singh said.

Congress spokesman Amar Nath said that the new party president knows the state well.

"He has a personal rapport with party leaders and workers in Uttar Pradesh... We are ready to work hard with him in the field," he said.

"The Congress will definitely work out ways and means to galvanise the party in Uttar Pradesh in order to make a big impact in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls," he added.