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Now Vishwas visits Dalit home in Rahul's Amethi

PTI  Amethi, January 13, 2014
First Published: 17:30 IST(13/1/2014) | Last Updated: 01:56 IST(14/1/2014)

As part of his ongoing campaign against Rahul Gandhi in his bastion, AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Monday visited a Dalit woman's hut which the Congress leader had visited in January, 2008. Vishwas claimed that the woman’s situation had not changed after the Congress vice-president’s visit.


A day after his party’s rally in Amethi, the Aam Aadmi Party leader visited Sunita's place, visited by Gandhi earlier, and ate a meal there. Vishwas said Sunita's fortunes had not changed despite the Congress leader's visit and she was still living a "miserable" life.

He spoke to Sunita about her problems and directed party workers to ensure that she got a roof above her head. Vishwas said Rs. 55,000 crore was reportedly spent on Amethi's development, but the development was not visible.

"There is no electricity… There is no water in tubewells, no development in villages...people should take its account from Rahul," he said.

The AAP leader on Sunday had a challenging start to his campaign in Gandhi's constituency as protesters waved black flags at him and pelted stones. Taking on Gandhi later at the rally, Vishwas said the "rajkumar" had indulged in "symbolism" by eating at houses of Dalits and had not raised even a single question related to people of Amethi in Parliament in the past 10 years.

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