Lucknow, Sep 20: BJP on Sunday accused Congress leaders Sonia and Rahul Gandhi of doing "hawabazi" with the people of their respective constituencies, returning the barb directed against the Prime Minister by the leaders.
"Sonia spoke of 'hawabazi' (empty talks) in her remarks against PM Modi. But in reality, she and her son Rahul are the ones who indulged in 'hawabazi' and played with the people of their own constituencies," BJP leader Ajay Agarwal told reporters.
Agarwal, who had unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha election against Congress president Sonia Gandhi from Rae Bareli, stated that the people "feel disappointed, even after voting in favour of Sonia and Rahul many times as they did not get anything in return."
The leader pointed out that looking into the conditions of electricity, drinking water, lack of irrigation facilities, poor medical and health facilities, pot holed roads and economically weak people of both Amethi and Rae Bareli, it is clear that the constituencies are the most backward area of the country.
"After being in power for 10 years in a row in Rae Bareli and Amethi, Congress should have made the constituencies the most developed areas; as Mulayam has developed Sefai and Etawah and now Varanasi is being developed by the PM," he said.
"However, the present Modi government will develop these twin constituencies without any bias," he added. Agarwal also accused Congress of forgetting Feroz Gandhi, who he said worked tirelessly for the development of Rae Bareli.
"This year no tributes were paid to him on the occasion of his death anniversary on September 8. Neither a single programme was organised nor a flower laid on his photograph by the Congressmen," he alleged.
The BJP leader said that Feroze Gandhi was committed for the upliftment of the poor and improvement of higher education and for that he had established Rae Bareli degree college in 1959, which was renamed as Feroze Gandhi college after his death on September 8, 1960.