Rahul blames UP government for Amethi's underdevelopment

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused the Uttar Pradesh government of not taking any interest in the development of Amethi, his Lok Sabha constituency, and asked the people to elect his party to ensure the state’s all-round development.

Rahul, who arrived on a day-long visit to Amethi, also alleged that his constituency was being meted out “stepmotherly” treatment by the Uttar Pradesh government.

“The Centre funds the state government to carry out developmental schemes. But the state government does not implement them properly,” he said at a function at Kotwa in his parliamentary constituency. The Congress leader also slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for not implementing the Food Security scheme. “If the scheme is implemented in the state, every poor person will get 25 kilograms of wheat,” he added.

Rahul said that the Centre planned to open a 200-bed hospital in Amethi to provide better medical facilities to the people of the region. “Work will soon start on the project,” he said.

Earlier, Rahul had to face protest from local villagers at Satan Ka Purwa village in the Tiloi area, over the region’s lack of development. The youths had carried posters reading “no development, no vote”.

Rahul, in a bid to placate the protesters, said that he had “family bonds” with Amethi and that he was determined to ensure that the region developed in all respect.

The Congress vice-president inaugurated ten branches of the State Bank of India (SBI) at Mohanganj. He will also inaugurate the new FM radio station at Amethi and lay the foundation stone of the “Rail Neer” (railway water) bottling plant.

Rahul’s rival and Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwash took a dig at the Congress leader saying that he “comes to Amethi when he gets tired of five-star hotels and travelling in luxury aircrafts”. “It is a political picnic for Rahul,” he added.

Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi? Who will win the battle royale of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019


Get real-time news updates, views and analysis on Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on Deccanherald.com/news/lok-sabha-elections-2019 


Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram with #DHPoliticalTheatre for live updates on the Indian general elections 2019.

Liked the story?

  • 0

    Happy
  • 0

    Amused
  • 0

    Sad
  • 0

    Frustrated
  • 0

    Angry