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Rahul connects with grass roots

CONGRESS MP Rahul Gandhi began a three-day visit to his constituency Amethi on Wednesday by taking stock of work under the MP Local Area Development Scheme in a number of villages.

india Updated: Mar 30, 2006 01:05 IST
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CONGRESS MP Rahul Gandhi began a three-day visit to his constituency Amethi on Wednesday by taking stock of work under the MP Local Area Development Scheme in a number of villages.

The visit came a day after his mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi visited Rae Bareli.

Reaching out to the people, Rahul assured some villagers of assistance for their daughters’ marriages. He also promised to facilitate the medical treatment of a Congress worker in Delhi.

He visited about a dozen villages, where work under the MPLADS was in progress. He interacted with villagers and asked them about their problems.

First, he stopped at a stall in Barsunda and enjoyed a cup of tea with villagers.

He went to Kishni and asked party worker Nizam Ahmad to go to Delhi for treatment of kidney disease.

Then, he went to Niwazgarh and took stock of various development projects. The next stop as Zaheer Ali ka Purwa where he assured party worker Jodhay of assistance for his daughter’s marriage. He gave the same assurance to Vaheed Ahmed of Barsunda.

On a complaint regarding police apathy, Rahul Gandhi assured Ram Pratap Pasi of Baharpur village that he would try to get justice done in the matter of his sister’s death.

Textile union leader Mangal Pandey demanded that a factory in the area, closed since long, should resume working.

He also demanded disbursement of salary of about 250 employees. They had not been paid their wages since 1997. Rahul assured to do something for them. He visited Madarsa Talim-ul-Quran at Baj ka Purwa (Bhatua) village.

He invited villagers to tell him about their problems and promised to have them solved. Many applications were submitted to him by villagers. He also visited Raniganj, Warisganj, Suthin, the Malvika Steel Factory and Musafirkhana.

First Published: Mar 30, 2006 01:05 IST