DNA: How Taparian village was misled by Rahul Gandhi's fake promises

Five years on, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's visit remains the most important night in the life of 65-year-old Halki Bai's cheerless existence. 'He slept on this very charpoy,' she says, recalling what was also the weirdest night of her life. Leaving Taparian, a little tribal settlement in Bundelkhand's Tikamgarh district in Madhya Pradesh at sunrise on April 13, Rahul confidently promised Halki Bai she would never need to scrounge for a livelihood.

Dec 23, 2015, 23:44 PM IST