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Priyanka campaigns for brother Rahul; attacks Mayawati Govt

india Updated: Apr 11, 2009 16:30 IST

Campaigning for her brother Rahul in UP's Amethi Lok Sabha constituency, Priyanka Gandhi on Saturday attacked the Mayawati government, saying it "ignored" the region and "created obstacles" in the implementation of Centre's development schemes for the state.

"The state government is not implementing development schemes in the area and is ignoring the region. On the other hand, whenever we tried to do something, they (the BSP government) created obstacles," she said, addressing a public meeting in Ranipur village in Amethi.

Lauding the development works done by sitting MP and Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandi, she said "I am his sister, therefore, I know he has made tremendous efforts. As he could not get enough support from the state government, developmental works have been carried out with central assistance."

Invoking the "old relationship" with people of Amethi, she said, "I came for campaigning in favour of my father here when I was 17. Now it has been 20 years since I have been coming. I'm here not to ask for votes as it is already ensured," she said.

Describing Amethi as her father's 'karma bhoomi' and her 'pavitra bhoomi' (sacred land), she said her family will remain indebted to the people of the area for their "love and affection".