Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took potshots at the NDA government for indulging in “politics of vendetta” while referring to the cancellation of a food park project in Amethi and for taking credit for schemes launched by the previous government.
While addressing people in Kasara village, on the second day of his visit to his Lok Sabha constituency Amethi, he said, “Let them go to any extent to take revenge. I benefit from this. I get new vigour to fight. But by indulging in politics of vendetta they harm the poor.”
Gandhi also wrote to home minister Rajnath Singh, seeking revival of the food park project, rejecting food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur’s contention that lack of gas availability was an impediment in the project.
“I sincerely hope that with your profound experience, you will help protect the farmers of Uttar Pradesh, which you have also served as chief minister, and ensure revival of the project,” he said.
Referring to the chronology given by Kaur, he said “neither land nor gas were impediments” and still her ministry cancelled it on June 30, 2014, a month after the NDA government came to power.
Although he refused to comment on the recent visit by Union minister Smriti Irani to Amethi, the NSUI — the student wing of the Congress — organised a road show for Gandhi in Amethi. Gandhi announced 48 projects, including 44 roads and two wedding halls, for the village.
He also met families of victims of a train accident in Rae Bareli a few months ago.