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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Rahul Gandhi’s visit a pleasant surprise for poor Rekha Devi in remote Guaoli village

December 22, 2009: It is said seeing is believing. But, for Rekha Devi, a marginalised landless woman of remote Guaoli village in Babina Block on Monday evening the sudden arrival of Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi left her in quite bewilderment...

She could not believe in first instance to have Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi within the confinement of her mud-hut with no basic amenities to qualify even as a household. But, then finding Congress General Secreatry Rahul Gandhi in her mud hut, made her astonishingly jubilant, a fact she termed something as ‘unimaginable’ and the reality something as ‘magical’.

After attending a meeting with women self-help groups in the locality, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi moved to Rekha Devi’s house and had discussions about the family and the problems being faced by them. Her husband Dwarika Prasad Raikwar works as labourer in a factory in Haryana and had returned to his house in Koni Purva hamlet just a day before.

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