Sonia Gandhi to campaign in Rae Bareli tomorrow
Lucknow, April 24: Congress president Sonia Gandhi will
address an election rally in her parliamentary constituency
Rae Bareli on Saturday.
"The Congress president and MP from Rae Bareli will
address the rally at GIC ground tomorrow evening," party
spokesperson Akhilesh Pratap Singh said today.
This will be Sonia`s first rally in her parliamentary
constituency, which will go to polls in the third phase on
Sonia had visited Rae Bareli on April 6 to file her
nomination papers. Her daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been
spearheading and managing the election campaign in her
The Gujarat government has given a loan to Tatas for
relocation of Nano car project from Singur in West Bengal to
Sanand in the state, which is to be repaid after 20 years.
"We do not have any problem against setting up of
industries. But, I feel miserable when farmers are ignored,"
She alleged that the state BJP government was looking
for excuses for not implementing the loan waiver scheme
introduced by the UPA government since the past two years.
Raising several local issues, Sonia targeted Modi
claiming incomplete construction of Narmada dam canals, state
government`s indifference towards diamond workers who lost
their jobs due to recession, corruption in `Sujalam Suflam
Water Project` and closing down of local industries.
"It was the Congress government that had started
building the Narmada dam. I have learnt that people here are
yet to get the water of dam as the state government has not
built a small canal network. They have laid pipelines but the
water has not reached you," Sonia stated.
"Before claiming the success of the Narmada Dam one
should ask farmers whether they have received the water or
not", she said.