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Rahul accuses UP of non-cooperation in Rae Bareli's devp

Written by: Staff
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Rae Bareli, Apr 26: Amethi MP Rahul Gandhi today took an obvious dig at the Mulayam Singh Government in Uttar Pradesh, a day after making his intention clear to take the lead for the party in the coming Assembly elections in the state early next year.

Mr Gandhi reiterated his charge that the contribution of Uttar Pradesh government in the development of Rae Bareli was negligible.

Addressing several public meetings in Satawan assembly segment here, Rahul claimed that despite the indifferent attitude of the state dispensation, Congress had undertaken several developmental works with the help of the central government.

Rahul had yesterday kickstarted campaign for his mother and AICC president Sonia Gandhi, who is seeking re-election from Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat on May 8.

''The Gandhi family shares a 'seasoned' bond with Rae Bareli. When my grandmother late prime minister Indira Gandhi represented this constituency, good development was witnessed here,'' he saidd.

He listed several schemes related to roads, drinking water and employment, which were ushered in following the victory of Ms Sonia Gandhi from the segment in 2004.

''I consider myself the representative of both Amethi and Rae Bareli parliamentary constituencies,'' he observed.

Clad in white pyjama-kurta and sporting a tilak, the MP alighted at several places from the vehicle -- driven by party leader and former union minister Capt Satish Sharma -- and interacted with women and children.

He made a fervent appeal to the electorate to ensure Sonia's victory by a huge margin of votes at the hustings.

The MP announced that his mother would also campaign in the constituency for 2-3 days.

The Rae Bareli bypoll was necessitated following the resignation of Sonia from the LS seat over office of profit controversy.

UNI

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