1 Sep : Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi is on a three day visit to his Amethi Lok Sabha constituency.
On the first day of his visit, Rahul inaugurated an IFFCO Cooperative building and launched the fiber optic services of BSNL.
The Congress leader said that in Uttar Pradesh problems were being faced in implementing central schemes as the party was not in power in the state.
“The Centre is doing whatever is possible for agriculture sector and the poor, but in UP problems are being faced in implementing the schemes as the Congress does not have a government here,” Rahul said while addressing a seminar organised by IFFCO.
He said there were two faces of India – the rich and the poor.
“The basic difference between the two India is that while rich are getting opportunities, the poor are deprived of the same. My effort is to bring these two India together so that the country can progress,” Rahul said.
He said all programmes of the Centre, whether Mahatma Gandhi NREGA or loan waiver, are poor and farmer oriented.
“Our vision is that every person should get an opportunity.”
Agriculture sector was the focus of the UPA government as whatever the country had developed it was due to the hard work of farmers, he added.
Earlier, Rahul launched Fibre To The Panchayat (FTTP) technique in Sarvan village in Bahadurpur area.
This will enable villagers to access broadband services and cable TV.
“Development of villages was the dream of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. We are trying to realise this dream,” said Rahul.
The Congress leader said if farmers and poor are connected to the world through internet, it will open path of development.
During his three-day visit, he will launch a number of schemes in his constituency.