The Congress was prompt in releasing the pictures of Mr. Gandhi, a red tika smeared on his forehead, performing the Khichdi daan, with saffron and yellow threads tied to his wrist.
State BJP spokesman Manish Shukla said, "Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is blaming BJP for lack of development in Amethi, but has failed to explain how in 70 years of being in power his party couldn't do anything for the constituency that has been sending the Gandhis to the Lok Sabha".
The travel route of the cavalcade of the Congress President was also changed at the last minute and Gandhi undertook a march on foot till the Gauriganj square.
As his entourage neared Bachchrawan, border to Rae Bareli and Amethi, Rahul again signaled to stop. The BJP alleged that Congress workers had attacked them during their protests.
Gandhi faced angry protesters at the Rajiv Gandhi Chowk in Amethi, because of which he could not garland a statue of his father, former prime minister and Amethi MP Rajiv Gandhi, there.
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Meanwhile, a day after the BJP sought an apology from the Congress president for anti-Modi posters here, the police today registered a case against three people, including a local Congress leader.
The poster is said to be displayed by a local named Abhay Shukla, who claims to have no connection with the Congress party. "Police is investigating the matter and action will be taken against the guilty", he said. From Salon, he will proceed to Amethi, and then go to Munshiganj guest house, senior UP Congress leader Akhilesh Singh said. "See the plight of his Lok Sabha constituency Amethi nursed by four generations of Nehru-Gandhi family", he said, "My advise to Rahul is that he should focus more on politics of development".
Heated arguments between Police officials and Amethi MLC Deepak Singh during the clashes were witnessed.
He will reach Salon via Rae Bareli at around 12.30 pm on Monday and address the public at Salon Nagar Panchayat.