Unhappy over not being able to get an audience with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, local residents of two villages in Amethi raised slogans before the Munshiganj guest house where the Amethi MP has been staying.

Braving heavy rains, residents of Chitkapur and Radheypur villages made a beeline for a meeting with Mr. Gandhi on the second day of his visit to his constituency to hand over their applications requesting for hand pumps, medical treatment, education and roads among others.

A delegation of about 40 people, led by village head Girish Chand Misra and former head Mumtaz Khan, wanted to meet their leader in connection with the long-pending demand for an over-bridge near Amethi railway station and raised anti-Rahul slogans when denied entry immediately.

Following mediation by local Congress leaders and administrative officials, they were, however, taken inside to meet Mr. Gandhi and were given an assurance that the issues would be taken up soon.

According to sources, Mr. Gandhi also questioned his staff as to why the project has not yet been taken up.

Another delegation of farmers whose land is likely to be acquired for the 40-km Jafrabad-Musafirkhana by-pass also met Mr. Gandhi and handed over a memorandum, the sources said, adding, they were told that whatever was right would be done.