We havent met but I’m sure you’ve heard of us.
Amethi. Amethi from Uttar Pradesh.
Just this morning we learnt that you are going to be Rahul Gandhi’s second constituency so you might just want to know a little about us, our relationship
To begin from the very begining -
we first came to be known nationally in 1977 when we dealt his Uncle Sanjay Gandhi a crushing defeat on his maiden attempt at electoral politics.
It was soon after the Emergency & we were very angry
However, later in 1980 we brought him to power when he stood again for elections, expecting our destiny to change with his.
From then on we have been tied to this Family and it would not be an exaggeration to say that we in the bargain forfeited
After Sanjay’s death just 5 months later, came Rajiv, then Sonia & now Rahul since 2004.
We were so flattered to be represented by these powerful people & lived in much hope.
We could have been that opportunity to show case his abilities - to be replicated & held up as his vision for the country.
But alas it was not to be.…
He comes every five years or sends his sister & then is not to be seen again till the next elections.
Why would anyone do that if they had worked diligently & served their constituency well ?
They will tell you that Narendra Modi did the same by chosing Varanasi.
Remember Modi walked into their lair & took them on succesfully. He had three good terms of CMship behind him & was known to be an able administrator.
Whereas Rahul is fleeing to save his skin, relevancy & brings nothing of value to you, except his surname.
Don’t get taken in & allow yourself to be decieved.
Your children’s future & aspiratioms in your green forests are the same as ours in the dust bowl of North India.
We have borne the brunt of reposing faith in him & his Family. You don’t have to.