Jagdishpur in Uttar Pradesh had high hopes from the Congress vice-president, but they failed to materialize
As names go, Jagdishpur seems a particular favourite in Uttar Pradesh, with at least one town and two villages sharing it. Jagdishpur town in Amethi, an industrial centre, is the better known amongst them. Now Jagdishpur village in Rae Bareli district is poised to give it some competition, at least in the fame stakes. It is the village adopted by Rahul Gandhi, vice-president of the Congress party, under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, which was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi a year ago on 15 August. The programme was officially launched in October 2014.