Sonia to review Central schemes` non-implementation in UP
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 16:15
Rae Bareli: Amid complaints that benefits of Central schemes were not reaching the deprived sections in Uttar Pradesh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi is likely to pay unscheduled visits to some villages in her constituency to assess the implementation of flagship programmes like NREGA.

Gandhi, who had visited some dalit houses in her Rae Bareli Lok Sabha constituency yesterday to get a first-hand feel of their problems, and her son Rahul have often accused the Mayawati government of not effectively implementing Central schemes for the poor.

On the second day of her three-day visit to her constituency, Gandhi met party workers here to assess ground realities on the implementation of Central schemes in the state and chalk out a political programme.

Party workers from the constituency and the nearby areas came to meet Gandhi at her camp office at the Guest House of the Sanjay Gandhi Hospital here.

After meeting Gandhi, party workers said they apprised her of their problems and the state government's "indifference" towards these.

"The benefits of the Central schemes are not reaching here," a party worker complained.

Gandhi also inaugurated the newly constructed building of Rajiv Gandhi Boy's hostel in the Feroze Gandhi Institute of Engineering and Technology and took part in a havan (ritual) before inaugurating the hostel.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 16:15

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