Rahul gifts his constituency two trains and a railway line

Rahul Gandhi

In an attempt to strengthen his position in his parliamentary constituency of Amethi where people have begun complaining about his absence, Rahul Gandhi laid the foundation stone of a railway line and inaugurated two trains in the Salon area of his constituency Tuesday.

The Congress vice-president tried to convince people that he was doing his best for the constituency from Delhi even though he was unable to make frequent visits to Amethi. "I feel sad. They have made me the party's vice-president and I have to travel to different parts of the country, from Karnataka to Mumbai. Thus, I am not able to give time to Amethi the way I should." said Rahul. "But I must tell you that I get all my strength to work from here."

He reminded people that he shared a family relation with the region and how it was his father Rajiv Gandhi's dream to provide better railway connectivity to the region.

Rahul laid the foundation stone of Unchahar-Salon-Amethi railway line and inaugurated Lucknow-Pratapgarh and Lucknow-Sultanpur trains in Salon.

"The amount of work that Railways has done in Amethi and Rae Bareli, that much they have not done in any part of the country," said Rahul, much to the embarrassment of Union Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge who was also present there.

Projecting the Food Security Scheme as the next big project after MGNREGA, Rahul said, "There is a government in Delhi and we know that railway line, airport or road alone would not be able to pull the poor out of poverty. We earlier came out with MGNREGA and now we have the Food Security Scheme. People of this country would not sleep hungry."

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