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Bill Gates returns from Amethi

May 12, 2010 13:57 IST

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, who had accompanied local MP and Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, on a day's visit to his parliamentary constituency Amethi on Tuesday, returned to New Delhi on Wednesday.

Gates flew back in the private plane that had brought him here a day earlier. After a whirlwind tour of the vast rural expanse of Rahul's constituency as well as parts of his mother Sonia Gandhi's Rae Bareli constituency, besides a few other villages in Pratapgarh on Tuesday, Gates left the Gandhi family guest house at Munshiganj around 7.30 this morning.

He boarded his flight from the Indira Gandhi Flying Academy at Fursatganj at 8 am.

Rahul Gandhi followed him about an hour later after visiting the family of Congress activist Rajjan Shukla, who was murdered last month. Ruling Bahujan Samaj Party MLA Chandra Prakash Matiari is among the key accused for the killing.

Rahul also went to condole the death of CRPF jawan Vinod Yadav , who was among the 76 victims of Naxalite stike at Dantewala in Chattisgarh.

Rahul kept Gates busy the whole of Tuesday, when the two finally retired after travelling from village to village until 11.30 p.m. Gates interacted with hundreds of men, women and children at vocational training camps and eye relief camps set up in different parts of Amethi.

Sharat Pradhan in Lucknow