Rahul Gandhi promises Food Park in Amethi once Congress comes to power
Rahul Gandhi on Monday bagan his two day Uttar Pradesh tour with his visit to Hanuman Temple. He offered prayers at the Churva Hanuman Mandir on the Lucknow-Rae Bareli road hours after landing in the state capital.
Addressing a public rally in Rae Bareily, Rahul said that "Modi ji always speaks about the Gujarat model of development. The people of Gujarat however have been asking us what that model is. They snatched the land and water of farmers and gave very less profit. This time they have got a big jolt in the state of Gujarat."
H e went on to add, "Please tell me one Narendra Modi government scheme where someone has benefitted?" The Modi led government only believes in making one caste fight with the other. That's the only actual work done by Narendra Modi."
Continuing with the issue of unemployment, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that, "We are competing against China. Their government gives 50,000 people employment in 24 hours." Whereas in India he says, "A total of 450 people get employment in 24 hours".
Rahul Gandhi also targets Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. He says both Yogi Adityanath and Narendra Modi give big speeches. They spoke about giving employment to two crore people. He goes on to ask that, " Is there even one person who has been given employment by Narendra Modi?".
The Congress president promised to build a food park in Amethi. "No matter what happens, food park will be built here & I will do this work. As soon as our government comes into power, food park will be made & farmers' products will be sold here at the right prices. I will make this happen," he said.
No matter what happens, food park will be built here & I will do this work. As soon as our government comes into power, food park will be made & farmers' products will be sold here at the right prices. I will make this happen: Rahul Gandhi in #Amethi pic.twitter.com/GKbIXaJtsP— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) January 15, 2018
According to a local party worker Ram Kumar, the Congress leader regularly visits Amethi - his Lok Sabha constituency - and this is perhaps for the first time that he has offered prayers at the temple.
After offering prayers, the 47-year-old Rahul Gandhi, donning a spotless white kurta-pyjama, came out sporting a bright vermilion 'tilak' on his forehead.
The last time he offered prayers at a Hanuman temple was at the Hanuman Garhi temple in Ayodhya on September 9, 2016, becoming the first member of the Nehru-Gandhi family to visit Ayodhya since the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992.
Hanuman Garhi is about a kilometre from the Ram temple at the disputed Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site. Before darshan at Hanuman Garhi temple, Rahul Gandhi had met Mahant Gyan Das.
The newly elected Congress chief has planned to touch each of the five Assembly segments that fall under it to interact with the public and party workers.
The 47-year-old Congress leader is likely to hold road shows at nearly seven places in Amethi.
On January 16, at around 10:30 am, Rahul Gandhi is likely to interact with the public at Musafirkhana, and then proceed to Jais, Jagdishpur and Mohanganj.
The Uttar Pradesh Assembly has 403 seats. In the last assembly elections, the Congress managed to win just seven seats, its lowest ever in the state. But what came as a bigger shock was its dismal show in Amethi and Rae Bareli, which had long been nurtured by the Gandhi family.