"Priyanka came to Amethi on a two day tour to campaign for Rahul," Amethi constituency Lok Sabha incharge Chandrakant Dubey said. According to sources, Priyanka will hold public meetings, meet party workers, besides visiting all the 16 blocks in this constituency. While BJP has fielded Smriti Irani, AAP has fielded Kumar Vishwas against Rahul. Samajwadi Party has not fielded any candidate from Amethi.
"Varun is a Gandhi who has lost his way," Priyanka, who accompanied brother and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi while filing nomination papers in Amethi on Saturday, said during an address to party workers in Sultanpur.Priyanka's attack on Varun in Sultanpur also holds significance as he is contesting the Lok Sabha elections from the same constituency. She even went on to ask the Sultanpur electorate to help guide him the right direction. "Please help in bringing my brother back to the right path,"she said.Usually, the younger Gandhis are reported to be sharing a cordial bond and never in the past have they made any negative remarks about each other.
Also, it was earlier this month that Varun Gandhi praised Rahul's work in his constituency Amethi. Addressing a public meeting, Varun Gandhi said that Sultanpur must replicate the development work done by Rahul. "We require small scale industries, like the ones Rahul Gandhi has set up in Amethi. However, I cannot give that example as I haven't seen the work at the ground level," Varun Gandhi had said.However, Varun's showering of praise did not go down well with his mother and BJP MP Maneka Gandhi as she adviced him to refrain from commenting on things he did not knew about.