Fight against underdevelopment more important: Rahul Gandhi

April 24th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Rahul Gandhi Purulia (West Bengal), Apr 24 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that the fight against underdevelopment in the country is more important than fighting terrorism.

“It is true that fight against terrorism is important, but it is more important to fight underdevelopment in India,” Rahul Gandhi said at an election rally here.

Gandhi also said that 40 percent of the funds allotted by the Central Government to the state remained unutilised.

“There is not even 20 days work among the 100 days under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA). Only 950 of four lakh people have got job cards under this programme,” he added.

The Congress leader accused the CPM-led state government of ignoring the region.

“There is more hunger in Purulia than in the entire country. The state government has been forgetting this district which is one of the most backward places in India,” he added. (ANI)

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