Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who on Monday began a three-day trip of her constituency Rae Bareli, has asked people to seek an account from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on the utilisation of central government funds for development, party officials said.
"Soniaji said the people should come forward to know about the utilisation of funds being released by the centre for various developmental and public-welfare schemes," Akhilesh Pratap Singh, party spokesperson in the state, told reporters in Rae Bareli, about 80 km from Lucknow.
"Soniaji believes that once people start seeking an account of the developmental funds from the state government, they would themselves realise how the state government is misusing the central government’s funds that are meant for an all-round development of the state," he added.
After arriving at Rae Bareli around 11 am, Gandhi inaugurated the new building of a Sub Post Office in Saraini town and held a small public meeting.
During her three-day tour, Gandhi will meet party activists and could make surprise inspections in several villages to see how central government-funded developmental projects were doing, party officials said.