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Rahul plays emotion card in Amethi

Launching a fresh attack on Uttar Pradesh government Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the development work in UP had come to a halt.

Hardly any developmental work has taken place in the state.Youths were being denied their due and the unemployment was on the rise, he said talking to reporters at Fursatganj  airport before commencing his two-day tour of his parliamentary constituency of Amethi. It was his first visit to the state after getting new assignment of vice president in the party.

Gandhi said the people of Uttar Pradesh were at the receiving end because of lack of progress. ‘The UPA government at the Centre is already doing its bit for the state but the role of the state government is not that  positive,’ he added.

He reiterated that the Congress government in the state was urgently required to put Uttar Pradesh on the path of glory and progress.

Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to go to Jais, Tilio, Jagdishpur and Musafirkhana in his constituency to meet the people and  review the developmental works.

On Friday, the Congress vice-president will hold a Congress workers conference at Bhetua block and thereafter moving through Amethi and Gauriganj, he will return to New Delhi from Fursatganj airport in the afternoon.

‘I am MP of Amethi first and its people are most important for me,’ Rahul Gandhi said on his first visit to his Lok Sabha constituency after being elevated as Congress vice president. Striking an emotional chord with the people of Amati, Rahul said, ‘I have been given additional responsibility but first I am the MP of Amethi and its people, and the future of the children are most important for me.’

Roads leading to the constituency were decked up for the ‘homecoming’ and it was dhols and nagaras all the way from the Fursatganj airport. Rahul got down from his SUV to acknowledge the felicitations and at some places addressed the people to express his gratitude.

‘I enjoy the most when I come here as this is my family and I do not have political relations with the people... and your problems are mine,’ he said.

‘Though I live in Delhi, when I come here I feel this is my home...may be because my family lived in UP this is my home and family and I an not going to leave it,’ he said in identical brief speeches at about two dozen places.

At the same time, he tried to drive home a political message referring to development of UP. Rahul said the pace of development in the Samajwadi Party-ruled state did not match the works done by the Centre.

‘The pace of development is not what it should be...whatever we can do from Delhi we are trying to do but the government here is not doing as much is required but I do not want to speak on it.
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