(News) Rahul Gandhi accuses SP govt of neglecting Bundelkhand during
Rahul Gandhi today accused the Uttar Pradesh government of
failure to lend support to improve situation in the Bundelkhand region, which
has been battling continuous drought.
"The requirement in Bundelkhand is different and it needs to
be addressed differently," he said at a 'khat sabha' here.
Rahul recalled that the Congress-led UPA government had given
a special package to the area, but the SP government in Uttar Pradesh did not
lend support to improve the situation in the region.
The Congress vice president was speaking in course of his 'Deoria
to Dilli kisan yatra' in Bundelkhand region, which has been facing continuous
Attacking the Narendra Modi-led Central government on the
much-debated Land Acquisition Act, the Congress leader said the UPA government
had brought the bill on land acquisition by talking to all stakeholders, which
was in the interest of farmers.
"But Modi had tried to make it (the bill) ineffective to help
those who are responsible for committing maximum corruption in the country," he
"When we were in the government, we talked about roads and
education...," Rahul said, adding that though BJP and other parties raised
questions on the issue of loan waiver of farmers, the UPA government went ahead
in announcing Rs 60,000 crore package to provide relief to the farming community
by waiving loans of small and marginal farmers.
Courtesy: Press Trust of India