Congress president Sonia Gandhi visited Raebareli on Thursday to discuss the progress of ongoing development projects in the area.
In the District Monitoring and Vigilance Committee meeting held at Bachat Bhawan, Gandhi attacked the Central government’s decision to cut the budgetary allocation for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in Raebareli.
The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister, Manoj Pandey attended the meeting. Pandey said that a resolution was passed at the meeting, as reported by PTI. “The resolution was put by me and read out by Sonia Gandhi in which Akhileshji has been hailed for its initiatives for the farmers of the district and that too without support of Centre. The state government has given Rs 197 crore for farmers affected by unseasonal rains of which Rs 22 crore have been disbursed,” said Pandey.
Soon after the meeting, Sonia Gandhi arrived at Bhuyemau guest house to meet the families of victims who died in the recent Bachrawan train accident.
Ganga Sharan Mishra, a victim’s family member told PTI, “Soniaji has assured us all possible help while giving a cheque of Rs 2 lakh. She has asked us to be in touch and let her know if we face any problem.”