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Rahul attacks Mayawati in her stronghold, woos Dalits

india Updated: Dec 08, 2009 21:19 IST

Targeting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati in her pocket borough, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the money issued for development was being spent on 'stones' even as he tried to strike a cord with the Dalit youths.

Gandhi claimed the development schemes of Union government for Uttar Pradesh have not touched the grounds and the "money issued for development is being spent on stones".

Gandhi, who landed in Ambedkarnagar district headquarters this afternoon, first garlanded the statue of Dalit icon B R
Ambedkar, installed at the airstrip.

He then held a meeting with about 2000 Dalit youths representing 26 parliamentary constituencies in various parts
of the state.

Gandhi invited the Dalit youths to join politics and in his session that lasted for over an hour, said he wanted to
educate the young leadership.

Ambedkarnagar is the stronghold of BSP and its one parliamentary and all the five assembly seats are with the party.