Amethi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has adopted Barauliya village in Amethi, the Parliamentary constituency of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, under Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojna.
The minister has adopted the village in Gauriganj Assembly segment which falls under Amethi Parliamentary constituency, BJP district unit president Durgesh Tiwari said.
Former Goa chief minister Parrikar is also a Rajya Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh.
Interestingly, HRD Minister Smriti Irani, who unsuccessfully contested against Rahul Gandhi, has maintained an active relationship with the constituency with her regular visits.
She is scheduled to visit Amethi again on September 20 to distribute 50,000 fruit-bearing trees among the villagers.
Before this, she had distributed first instalment of the life insurance to 25,000 women from different assembly segments.