|Amethi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and the party Member of Parliament from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, during his two-day visit to the constituency, expressed his displeasure on the worse conditions of the roads in the region. |
The Congress leader took special note on the pathetic conditions of the roads and also ordered a probe. Rahul Gandhi also expressed his concerns for the fact that despite Centre has been sending the funds for roads the state government has not been utilizing it properly. The Congress MP said strict action will be taken against those who found guilty. Union Minister of Roads, Transport and Highways Oscar Fernandes also visited Amethi after this matter came into the picture.
During his visit along with sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Rahul Gandhi e said that he wished to make Amethi the best district in the country, but poor roads and unreliable power supply proved the hurdles. “The roads and power scenarios are grim, because of the state government,” said the Congress leader adding that he had plans to connect nine highways to Amethi.
The Congress MP told party workers and local reporters, on the second day of his two-day trip, that the state government was not serious about the state’s development. Rahul Gandhi also urged Congress supporters to inform people about the welfare schemes run by the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre.
He also took a dig at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Kumar Vishwas, who is to contest against him in Amethi. “Many people have come to Amethi and many have gone too. I am here to stay” said Rahul Gandhi.