Amethi. Before the assembly elections in Amethi, the war of words between the Congress and the BJP has intensified. After the cancellation of the 66 km long Unchahar Amethi rail line project, the politics in Amethi has become hot. Congress MLC Deepak Singh made a big attack on Smriti Irani on Tuesday regarding this issue. The MLC said that the entire responsibility of the cancellation of this project goes to the Union Minister. During Rahul’s MP, work was done on big development projects in Amethi. Today the projects are being closed one by one. Congress MLC Deepak Singh accused Union Minister Smriti Irani of destroying Amethi instead of development, holding a press conference at the Congress’s central office in the city on Tuesday.
Deepak said that the 66-km-long Unchahar Amethi rail line project was approved by the Congress-led UPA government in the year 2013. It was also launched by the then Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge by allocating an initial budget of Rs 965 crore for this. The then Railway Minister of the BJP government that came later in the year 2015 had accepted the approval of the project and the allocation of the budget in response to the starred question raised about it. It was said that the state government has been instructed to map the land of the railway line so that the process of compensation should be started. Today the same project was canceled by the cabinet whose member is also Amethi MP. By doing this, Smriti has done the work of duping the people of Amethi.
Give memory to the people of Amethi
Congress MALC Deepak Singh said that the people of Amethi want to know from memory that on whose behest this project was canceled. When the railway line was approved, funds were allocated, then why was the development of Amethi-Rae Bareli hindered? If work was done on this project, Amethi district would also connect with Jaunpur through rail track with important part of Rae Bareli. People get employment. For how long will Smriti hinder the development of Amethi?
Many more projects came back from Amethi
Deepak Singh said that since Minister Smriti Irani became the Union Minister in 2014, mega food park has been approved and started in Jagdishpur, paper mill approved in Utelwa (employment to 10 thousand people), Malvika Steel Plant and in Tikarmafi. The operational IIITs have been closed. All these projects would not only give recognition to Amethi on the world stage, but thousands of people here would also get indirect employment.
Rahul Gandhi was a friend of Amethi
MLC Deepak Singh said that every year 100 roads of PMGSY were built in Amethi during Rahul Gandhi’s MP. Along with this, a big industry was opened in Amethi along the National Highway, Hospital or Institute. These projects gave strength to Amethi. At that time the MPs of many other states also spent their funds on the development of Amethi.
will walk soon
Deepak Singh told the media that he would raise this matter in the House. After not getting a satisfactory answer, we will take out a padyatra from Unchahar to Amethi and ask the people of Amethi whether Amethi needs such an MP? During whose tenure the projects already operated or approved in Amethi should be closed or withdrawn.