Rahul breaks bread with village women; sleeps in thatched hut

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Amethi, UP, Jan 27: After addressing a late night meeting at village Pure Jawahar village here early today, a famished AICC general secretary and Amethi MP Rahul Gandhi accepted the invitation of local SC women to share a meal with them.

What's more, he took over a thatched hut in the village to spend the chilly night on a bamboo 'khat'.

Mr Gandhi was addressing a meeting at the predominantly SC village. As the meeting got over around 0230 hrs, he accepted the invitation of village women to share a meal with them. Perhaps tired, he willingly accepted the suggestion of spending the night there.

The young MP soon took over a thatched hut, much to the chargin of his SPG guards. ''He slept on a bamboo cot and used a villagers' blanket to fight the chill,'' said a Congress leader.

The MP left for the Munshiganj guest house around 0600 hrs.

The AICC general secretary arrived here yesterday on a three-day visit during which he is expected to take stock of several schemes and hold meetings in his constituency.

He will take stock of the implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) in Uttar Pradesh and particularly in his constituency and also look into whether the scheme had benefitted the rural masses, a Congress leader here said.


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