Rahul will not undertake first visit to Amethi as Congress Vice President on Feb. 7

Amethi, Feb. 5 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who was scheduled to undertake a two-day tour of his parliamentary constituency Amethi today, postponed his visit due to bad weather conditions.

Gandhi will now undertake a two-day visit to Amethi from Thursday. It will be his first visit to his constituency after taking over as Congress vice-president.

"Rahulji was scheduled to undertake a two-day visit to Amethi on 5th and 6th. He had reached the Delhi Airport, but due to the bad weather conditions at the Delhi Airport he cancelled his visit following the pilots' suggestion. Rahulji will now undertake a two-day visit to Amethi on 7th and 8th, and he has expressed his regret to the people of this region for the inconvenience," said Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee spokesperson Akhilesh Pratap Singh.

Forty-two-year-old Gandhi was scheduled to meet senior party functionaries and leaders in the area during his visit, apart from laying the foundation of some development works in the area.

The Congress Vice President will not address any public rallies during his Amethi visit, but is expected to hold closed-door meetings here in an endeavour to concentrate on mass scale restructuring of the party cadres.

The visit will follow Gandhi's extensive deliberations with Congress office bearers on the organisational functioning.

Congress leaders and other well-wishers here of the ruling party at the Centre are excited about Gandhi's elevation.

Gandhi had last visited Amethi just a few days before his formal elevation as the party's number two on January 19 during the Congress Party's three-day 'Chintan Shivir' in Jaipur.

Gandhi had campaigned aggressively in Uttar Pradesh during the state assembly polls, but his party did not perform up to his expectations and was relegated to the fourth position, winning 26 out of 403 seats.

The Congress Vice President has now increased the frequency of his visits to his constituency following the party's dismal show in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. (ANI)