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Rahul in Amethi, says Modi doing "politics of vendetta"

India Protest (File) Rahul dubbed as false Modi's promises made before and after the 2014 Lok Sabha elections

Escalating his attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused him of practicing "politics of vendetta" by "scrapping" projects in his Amethi Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh.

Miffed over scrapping of a mega food park and a Hindustan Paper Mill project in Amethi and shifting of the Rajiv Gandhi IIIT to the main campus in Allahabad, the Congress vice president said Modi was harming people of Amethi by scrapping development projects.

"Narendra Modi said he will not indulge in politics of vendetta, but he is doing the same with the people of Amethi," he told a public meeting in Jafarganj Mandi Samiti campus in Jagdishpur on the second day of his three-day visit to his constituency.

"There was no fault on the part of people of Amethi...Modi talks of development but he is harming them," Rahul said, adding that projects that could have changed the lives of people have been either scrapped or diverted elsewhere.

Rahul dubbed as false Modi's promises made before and after the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, especially bringing down inflation and transferring Rs 15 lakh to bank accounts of every poor family after getting back black money from abroad.

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