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Amethi: Rahul Gandhi’s Convoy Stopped by Angry Anganwadi Workers

The anganwadi workers wanted their salaries to be increased to Rs 15,000 from their current salary of Rs 6,000.

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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s convoy was stopped on Friday by protesting Anganwadi workers in Gauriganj in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh while he was en route to Lucknow. The women health workers were demanding a pay hike. At least 200 workers raised slogans against Gandhi. He had to remain inside the car although his SPG officials tied to bring the situation under control.

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The anganwadi workers wanted their salaries to be increased to Rs 15,000. Their current salary is Rs 3,000 from the Centre and Rs 3,000 from the state government, while assistants get Rs 1,500.

The workers also raised slogans against the central and state governments. Reportedly, Gandhi had earlier promised to take up with the issue with the government but failed to do so. The protesters say they had told their problems to Gandhi several times before.

Earlier, Rahul Gandhi had accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of scrapping development projects in his Lok Sabha constituency of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. He had also said that Modi was causing harm to the people by doing so. (Inputs: ANI)

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