"Rahul is making imaginary charges against the state government...Either he cannot read Hindi, or his associates equipped with computers/laptops failed to present a correct picture before him," BSP state president Swami Prasad Maurya said in a statement here.
Advising Rahul to take concrete measures in the interest of public, Maurya said that despite state's requests on some policy issues regarding MGNREGS, the Centre had done nothing.
"He should know that for the past 20 years, the people of the state have marginalised the Congress, which had ruled the state for over 40 years but did nothing," he said.
The BSP leader held the Congress responsible for backwardness, poverty and unemployment in the state, where it had been at the helm for the maximum period of time. "Only holding roadshows will not help him understanding the ground reality.
At a time when common man is fighting price rise, Rahul should have done something to check it," he said.
Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party spokesman Rajendra Chowdhury hit out at Rahul for his "beggar remarks", saying the state reached this position due to "faulty policies" of previous Congress governments, besides "misrule" of the present BSP regime. He alleged that Congress and BSP were hand in glove as far as discrepancies in implementation of MNREGS were concerned.