Gandhi on Tuesday admitted that such steps would not solve the problem of poverty but stressed that the UPA government's MNREGA and Food Security scheme would prove to be an important factor to bring in change in the country.
"I reiterate it several times that only by laying railway lines alone will not eradicate poverty. For this we have brought big schemes. First MNREGS and now food security scheme, this is a revoluntionary step, which would change the face of the country,' he said.
'I want to ensure connectivity with Lucknow, Delhi and the rest of the world'
Gandhi also inaugurated two trains and laid the foundation of a new railway line. He however regretted that he could not spend time in his constituency.
Gandhi playing the emotional card said that it was his father's dream that a railway line should be laid here and that was being fulfilled today. "I want to ensure connectivity with Lucknow, Delhi and the rest of the world. In Amethi a lot of work has been done for the youth and education sector. Such work is not done anywhere else," he said.
Rahul laid the foundation of 67 km long Uchahar -Salon-Amethi rail line to be built at a cost of Rs 380 crore and Lucknow-Pratapgarh and Lucknow-Sultanour trains.