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Rahul Gandhi has no idea about India's problems: Kumar Vishwas

Thursday, 13 February 2014 - 9:32pm IST | Agency: PTI

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas, who has said he will take on Rahul Gandhi in Amethi Lok Sabha constituency, today launched a veiled attack on the Congress Vice President accusing him of not having an idea about the country's problems.

"In next 30 years, I can sleep peacefully as a satisfied man with a thought that I took on a person who has no idea of the country and whose party projects him as the future of the country.

"I will get the satisfaction that I tried my best in preventing my country from going into darkness," Vishwas said referring to the Congress Vice-President without naming him.

He was speaking at an interaction on "Mere Angane Mein Tumhara Kya Kaam Hain," of Panchayat Aaj Tak.

It was also attended by Bhjopuri actor and singer Manoj Tiwari representing BJP, actress Nagma representing Congress and comedian Raju Srivastava from Samajwadi Party who is tipped to contest from Kanpur on party ticket.

The poet-turned-activist also targeted Gandhi for allegedly ignoring Amethi and wanted the MP's deposit be "forfeited".

"Amethi is behind in literacy, MNERGA, good roads and has high mortality rate among women, malnourishment and poverty," he said.

Vishwas alleged around 12 pregnant women died or suffered miscarriage in the past four months because of the bad road between Raebareli and Amethi represented by the Gandhi family.

"The road connecting Raebareli from where Mother (Sonia Gandhi) and brother (Rahul Gandhi) win...the entire road is full of potholes. In fact, it is difficult to say that it is a road.

"In my interaction with the women for the past four months, some 12 pregnant women have either died or suffered miscarriage because of the bad road. The new generation is getting killed because of this pot-holed road. My personal view is that the MP's (representing Amethi) deposit should be forfeited," Vishwas said.

Vishwas said if the Prime Minister keeps saying that he is ready quit for Rahul Gandhi and can even work under him, then why can't Gandhi work for the development of Amethi.

"If the Prime Minister (Manmohan Singh) says that he can leave the post for him, if he (Gandhi) can tear off the ordinance (sheilding corrupt legislators)...and get the cylinder quota increased from 9 to 12, then why can't he look after Amethi which elected him"? he said.

Vishwas added that being an MP from Amethi, Gandhi still doesn't have a house of his own in the constituency and operates from Munshiganj guest house during his visits whereas he has already taken a house in the constituency.

Taking a jibe at Gandhi family over dynastic politics, he said "I have told my kids to bow when they see Priyanka Vadra's kids that in next 30 years they will be our Prime Minister." 

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