Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, on Thursday (October 5), accused the BJP government of re-inaugurating projects launched by the previous UPA dispensation in his Lok Sabha constituency Amethi.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, on Thursday (October 5), accused the BJP government of re-inaugurating projects launched by the previous UPA dispensation in his Lok Sabha constituency Amethi. He said the state government and the government at the Centre (both BJP ruled) are no different. He said, “I am happy to note that our BJP friends are out to re-inaugurate these projects started by us… but I am happy that we initiated these works for the people of Amethi.” His statement comes at a time when BJP chief Amit Shah, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union minister Smriti Irani are scheduled to visit Amethi on October 10 to launch a number of new projects in Amethi.
During an informal chat with newspersons in Tiloi on the second day of his three-day visit in Amethi, the Congress MP mentioned the works that are done by him, which include, projects like a hospital worth Rs 90 crore, FM radio, Sainik school, Rajiv Gandhi aviation university at Fursatganj and Institute of Hotel Management. He also named the projects like Central school at Jais, Amethi-Uchahar new rail line, doubling of Rae Bareli-Amethi rail line, multi-functional complex at the railway station, four-laning of Lucknow-Sultanpur NH 56, bypass of NH and six national highways through Amethi. After mentioning the above, he asserted, “These are our works.”
Launching an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gandhi said, “The BJP government has completed three-and-a-half years and has only one-and-a-half years left. The prime minister should work now for employment generation and for farmers.” He added that farmers and youths should be two prime concerns of the government. “Farmers and youth are the two main issues concerning India…if Modi ji cannot address them he should say so and Congress will come and do his work in six months,” said Gandhi.