Lucknow, May 17: Congress President began her three-day-visit to her constituency Rae Bareli, with appeal to the people to question the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on the utilisation of Central government funds for development, party officials said.
"Soniaji said the people should come forward to know about the utilisation of funds being released by the centre for various developmental and public-welfare schemes," Akhilesh Pratap Singh, party spokesperson in the state, told reporters in Rae Bareli, about 80 km from here.
"Soniaji believes that once people start seeking an account of the developmental funds from the state government, they would themselves realise how the state government is misusing the central government's funds that are meant for an all-round development of the state," he added.
On reaching her constituency at around 11am, the Congress President inaugurated the new building of a sub post office in Saraini town and held a small public meeting.
Gandhi three-day visit will include a meeting with party activists. She is likely to make a surprise visit on several villages to check on the utilisation of Central government-funded developmental projects.