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Sonia dissatisfied with development schemes in Rae Bareli

Congress president Sonia Gandhi is "dissatisfied and disappointed" with the slow progress of the central government's public welfare schemes in Rae Bareli.

india Updated: Dec 12, 2009 11:32 IST

Congress president Sonia Gandhi is "dissatisfied and disappointed" with the slow progress of the central government's public welfare schemes in her Uttar Pradesh constituency Rae Bareli, a party spokesperson said on Saturday.

Gandhi, who arrived here Friday, is on a two-day tour of her constituency to review the status of developmental schemes.

"Sonia-ji is thoroughly dissatisfied over the manner in which the central government-sponsored schemes are being carried out in her constituency," Akhilesh Pratap Singh, state Congress spokesperson, told reporters here.

"The feedback which Sonia-ji received on Friday, the first day of her tour, left her highly disappointed. She even pulled up a number of district officials and directed them to meet her with files related to projects being carried out at a tardy pace," he said.

According to party officials, Gandhi was unhappy as she came across anomalies in the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, Mid-Day Meal scheme and the Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutkaran Yojana in a number of villages, including Khanpur, Satwakhera, Barwala.

On Saturday, the Congress president is to chair a meeting of the district vigilance and monitoring committee and will also meet party workers and delegations, party sources said.