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What bar dancers told Rahul Gandhi?

The women voters told Rahul that they had been rendered unemployed after closure of dance bars in Mumbai.

india Updated: Apr 27, 2006 22:08 IST

Nearly 1,000 women who earn livelihood by dancing and singing at private parties on Thursday met young Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, in the midst of electioneering in her mother and party chief Sonia Gandhi's Lok Sabha constituency, and demanded opening of dance bars or some other job for them.

The women voters at Semarthaha village in Dalmau assembly constituency told Rahul, who visited their village for campaigning, that they had been rendered unemployed after the closure of dance bars in Mumbai.

The women said there was no scope for traditional dancing and singing any more and with the closure of dance bars in Mumbai, where many of them were employed, they had been left with no work.

They demanded opening of dance bars in Rae Bareli and Amethi, Rahul's Lok Sabha constituency, or arrange some alternative employment for them.