Party sources said that while Sonia Gandhi has selected village Udwa from Jagatpur block in her Parliamentary constituency Raebareli, Rahul has chosen village 'Deeh' in Jagdishpur block in Amethi, an area industrialised during his father late Rajiv Gandhi's Prime Ministerial tenure.

Udwa in Jagatpur is also the birthplace of Rana Beni Madhav and has a rich historical background.

Party sources, however, said that adopting the villages does not mean endorsing the scheme launched by Modi.

Modi had launched Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana on the occasion of birth anniversary of Jai Prakash Narayan last month as was promised in his maiden Independence Day speech.

Launching the scheme, Modi had said that if nearly 800 MPs develop three village each by 2019, around 2,500 villages will be covered in the country and the initiative will change the face of the country by chain reaction.

The Centre had recently extended the deadline by one more week for adopting villages under the plan. The Prime Minister himself has adopted Jayapur village in his Parliamentary constituency Varanasi.

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