BJP govt re-inaugurating Cong projects: Rahul Gandhi

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Amethi (UP), Oct 5: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today accused BJP governments at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh of re-inaugurating projects launched by the previous UPA dispensation in his Lok Sabha constituency Amethi. "A new drama has started now... During our (UPA) government, we had undertaken some 10 to 12 works here.... Now they are going about in Amethi telling people that the BJP has done it...tell them (people) that they are telling lies," he said addressing party workers at Tiloi on the second day of his three day visit. "These works have not been done only by Rahul Gandhi but the people of Amethi had come to me, Congress workers had got them done and so you should get its benefit and tell UP and Amethi about them," he remarked. Earlier, while talking to journalists, Gandhi said, "... our BJP friends are out to re-inaugurate the projects started by us...but I am happy that we initiated these works for the people of Amethi." He was seeking to take the wind out of the sails of BJP chief Amit Shah, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union minister Smriti Irani who are scheduled to visit here on October 10 to launch a number of new projects in Amethi. He also gave a detailed account of the works done during the previous UPA government in the constituency. The Congress MP mentioned projects like a hospital worth Rs 90 crore, FM radio, sainik school, Rajiv Gandhi aviation university at Fursatganj and Institute of Hotel Management. He also named the projects like Central school at Jais, Amethi-Uchahar new rail line, doubling of Rae Bareli-Amethi rail line, multi-functional complex at the railway station, four-laning of Lucknow-Sultanpur NH 56, bypass of NH and six national highways through Amethi. "These are our works," he asserted.

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