AMETHI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday assured the people of Amethi that in 15 years the constituency will be as developed as Singapore and California. Addressing a gathering after inaugurating a school here in his parliamentary constituency, the Congress chief also accused the Centre and state government for halting the progress of the state by taking away the big projects.
"After 10-15 years, when people would mention Singapore and California, they will also mention Amethi in the same breath," Rahul said.
He further said Amethi will become world famous education hub soon and nobody can stop this from happening.
"Look at Nehru ji, even Vajpayee ji. They used to speak about the future. But look at the current prime minister. He only looks to the past... spreads hatred," the Congress president told a gathering during a visit to the family pocket borough Amethi.
Mr Gandhi blamed the ruling BJP government at the centre and state for taking away the big projects that he had lined up for Amethi. But he nevertheless held out hope that Amethi would be able to more than catch up.
According to the report o f NDTV, for now, Mr Gandhi complained, the NDA government had taken away most of the projects including IIIT, mega food-park and the paper mill which he tried to set up and would have provided employment to thousands of youth.
The Gandhi scion is on a three-day visit to the family's pocket borough constituency of Amethi and Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh. His mother and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi is the Member of Parliament from Raebareli.
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