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Sonia, Rahul Gandhi adopt villages under Narendra Modi’s scheme

Congress sources said that adopting the villages does not mean endorsing the scheme launched by Modi.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: November 14, 2014 10:24 pm

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi have adopted one village each in their respective constituencies to develop them into model villages under “Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana” launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month.

Party sources said that while Sonia Gandhi has selected village Udwa from Jagatpur block in her Parliamentary seat Raebareli, Rahul has chosen village ‘Deeh’ in Jagdishpur block in Amethi constituency, an area industrialised during his father late Rajiv Gandhi’s Prime Ministerial tenure.

Udwa in Jagatpur is also the birthplace of Rana Beni Madhav and has a rich historical background. Party sources, however, said that adopting the villages does not mean endorsing the scheme launched by Modi. Modi had launched Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana on the
occasion of birth anniversary of Jai Prakash Narayan last month as was promised in his maiden Independence Day speech.

Launching the scheme, Modi had said that if nearly 800 MPs develop three village each by 2019, around 2,500 villages will be covered in the country and the initiative will change the face of the country by chain reaction.

The Centre had recently extended the deadline by one more week for adopting villages under the plan. The Prime Minister himself has adopted Jayapur village in his Parliamentary constituency Varanasi.

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  1. Brij Lal
    Nov 14, 2014 at 6:34 pm
    It is a good start.
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      GhayalTaxPayer
      Nov 14, 2014 at 11:15 pm
      Better late than never. Lets see when Modi ji shows up with real work instead of tv presenter.
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        Italian Mafia
        Nov 16, 2014 at 2:33 am
        The work that they will produce will resemble what these mafiosis have done since 1947. A tight control and regular accounting of the funds given must be a condition if efficient use of public funds is to be ensured.
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          Son Of
          Nov 15, 2014 at 12:03 am
          It is very interesting. Modi is doing right thing and Congress knows this very well. They believe how fool they were that they never had this idea before or busy in eating my country. Congress is full of jokers.
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            indian
            Nov 14, 2014 at 6:54 pm
            At last Rahul's hands can be used India's service rather than to only roll his sleeves up and down his flailing arms.He may also experience humility and respect that evolve from hard work.What a miracle.He knows who to thank for that!
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