Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bill Gates to turn Rahul Gandhi’s power base into IT hub | beyondbrics |

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    • For now, 39-year-old scion of the Gandhi-Nehru dynasty is focused on developing one of India’s poorest states Uttar Pradesh (UP) and in particular his constituency Amethi, a family seat that was held before him by his great-grandfather, his uncle Sanjay Gandhi and his father.

      Rahul’s latest coup in his mission was to get Bill Gates, the world’s second richest man, to promise that he would turn Amethi into an information technology hub.

      Here is what the Hindu reported:

      “Addressing a meeting of women self help groups (SHGs) under the Rajiv Gandhi Mahila Vikas Pariyojana, Mr Gates stressed the importance of computer education in this age of internet and said that he would do his best to develop Amethi as an IT hub.”

      Gates is not the first to have visited UP with Rahul. Before him came David Miliband, the now former British foreign minister and likeliest candidate to succeed Gordon Brown as leader of the Labour Party, and several other foreign executives. Miliband also spent a night in a small village with a Hindu lower-caste Dalit family (check out the pictures).

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