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Rahul ready to take any party position; attacks Mulayam Govt.

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Rae Bareli, Apr 29 (UNI) Declaring his readiness to take up any party post, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi today accused the Mulayam Singh Yadav Government in Uttar Pradesh of neglecting development work in Rae Bareli apprehending that it might give political mileage to Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

Interacting with reporters here after addressing a street meeting at Diprammau, the Lok Sabha member from Rae Bareli said since he was a soldier, he would follow any order of the party generals. If the party leaders entrusted him with any responsibility, he would accept it.

"Role does not imply position...I might not have any formal position but am still working for the people," he said.

Earlier, addressing the meeting, he continued his tirade against the Samajwadi Party Government in Uttar Pradesh, saying the fear of helping Ms Gandhi gain political mileage was stopping the state government from accepting central funds for the development of Rae Bareli.

Mr Gandhi had been continuously targetting the Samajwadi Party government since Tuesday when he launched his election campaign in favour of his Ms Gandhi, who is seeking re-election to the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat on May 8.

Mr Gandhi said the SP's mentality that any development work carried out with central funds would provide Ms Gandhi political mileage was stopping the state government from accepting money from the central government.

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