Political atmosphere in Amethi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Rahul Gandhi, is expected to be surcharged tomorrow when the Congress president and Union Minister Smriti Irani descend on the same day.
Irani had contested against Gandhi in Amethi in the last Lok Sabha polls and lost but she has been nurturing the constituency in the expectation of taking on the Gandhi scion again in the next elections. Irani, Minister for Textiles, will be here for a day tomorrow to participate in a blanket distribution programme.
Gandhi will be in Amethi for two days from tomorrow during which he will be attending various programmes of the party. The two have been engaged in face-offs over the development of Amethi, with Irani maintaining that the constituency had suffered despite Gandhi family representing in the Lok Sabha for decades.
However, since both will be here tomorrow, it is likely to raise the electoral pitch ahead of the next elections.