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Rahul Gandhi meets Ker tribal woman who cracked civil service

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvammbady (Ker) 

Rahul Gandhi Wednesday met Sreedhanya Suresh, the first tribal woman from to clear the All civil services exams, and was all praise for her.

He met her at the guest house at Sulthan Bathery at and had lunch with her.

Addressing an election rally here in district, Gandhi said the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNAREGS), the congress's pet project, had helped the 22-year-old woman make it to the civil service as her parents, who are workers, had benefited from the scheme.

Hailing from a poor background in Wayanad, Sreedhanya had bagged the 410th rank in the Civil Services Examination, 2018.

"She is self confident and a woman who confronted adversities," Gandhi said.

Attacking for his criticism against the MNAREGS scheme, the said it was the initiative launched by the that had helped Sreedhanya crack the top examination.

"She said because her parents worked in MNAREGS, she could appear for the civil service examination," Gandhi said, adding that he had lunch with the proud woman.

MNAREGS had created one Sreedhanya and thousands of Sreedhanyas would be created in and other southern states through the NYAY', theminimum income guarantee scheme proposed by the if voted to power, Gandhi said.

When the civil service exam results were announced recently, had tweeted that "Sreedhanyas hard work & dedication have helped make her dream come true.

I congratulate Sreedhanya and her family and wish her great success in her chosen career."

Gandhi is contesting from Lok Sabha constituency in the coming besides his home turf

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 16:45 IST