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'BSP, SP behind UP backwardness'

india Updated: Nov 26, 2011 23:49 IST

Blaming the BSP and SP for UP's backwardness, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said if the party comes to power, the picture would change in the next five years.

Addressing a meeting at Nishlaul in Maharajganj district, Gandhi said even as the Centre sent funds for welfare programmes like MNREGA, they were not reaching the people because of corruption.

Later in the day at Kushinagar, Congress workers and a group of youths, allegedly belonging to the SP, clashed after the youths raised slogans against Gandhi. "I have come from Allahabad to oppose what Rahul had said about people of UP. We are not beggars," said one of the youths, Amit.