LUCKNOW: Microsoft Corporation Chairman, Bill Gates, who is the co-chairperson of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, on Tuesday accompanied Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on a visit to the Amethi parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh and gained valuable insight into the welfare schemes being undertaken there. Mr. Gates said he would try to develop Amethi into an information technology hub.
Mr. Gandhi’s proposed visit to his constituency for paying condolences to the bereaved family members of a Congress worker, Mayankesh Shukla alias Rajjan Shukla, who was killed last month and review the development works was in the air. But, Mr. Gates’ visit was kept strictly under wraps and it was on Tuesday that the people of Amethi came to know about the surprise guest.
Security arrangements were exceptionally tight and the media personnel and the local Congressmen were kept at a safe distance from the MP and his guest. Mr. Gates was accompanied by officials of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Congress sources said due to security concerns the detailing of the high-profile visit was “unscheduled.” Read Full Story From Publisher