Amethi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi visited his parliamentary constituency Amethi on Friday and thanked people for their support in the recent Lok Sabha elections. The Congress leader visited villages in his constituency and interacted with locals and party supporters.
The Congress vice-president took a dig at the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre for failing to control the rising prices. He also said that there is a difference between what they say and what they do. "NDA's biggest promise was that they will bring the prices down. But vegetable prices have gone up drastically," Rahul Gandhi said.
"The Modi government has failed to check price rise & corruption. They made big promises on reducing inflation but prices are rising," added the Congress MP. On being asked about the recent Maharashtra Sadan row, where a Muslim catering manager was force fed by a Shiv Sena MP, Rahul Gandhi blamed the Shiv Sena and the BJP for the controversy.
He also said that the ideology of RSS and the BJP has been exposed after Maharashtra Sadan row. "This is the ideology of the BJP and Shiv Sena. They base their politics on bullying people," he said.
Arriving from Lucknow by road, he drove to Babupur Sarraiya village in Jagdishpur Block, Gauri Dubey Kar Purva in Jamo Block and Bansi Thauri in Naseerabad Block. Rahul Gandhi promised installation of water tanks run by solar power in Babupur Sarraiya and Gauri Dubey Kar Purwa for convenience of the locals. The Congress MP also paid a visit to the house of Congress leader Jang Bahadur Singh at Gaura in Gauriganj assembly segment to condole the death of his son Daddan Singh who was killed on June 14. Later, he also took part in a 'roza iftar' in Salon later in the evening, besides meeting the common people in Amethi town.
This is his second visit to Amethi after parliamentary polls. Earlier, he had visited the constituency on May 21 along with Sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.