Amethi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today accused Samajwadi Party and BSP of “representing” a “particular” section of the society and said this was the reason why Uttar Pradesh was “lagging behind” in development.
“The governments that are formed in Uttar Pradesh belong to a particular section of society and this is why the state has lagged behind in the race of development”, he told presidents of gram sabhas here.
“When Mulayam Singh comes to power, he forms government of a particular section…Mayawati comes and she also makes government of another section…the state is not going to benefit from this,” he stressed.
Gandhi said that “though people say that the party has been weakened in the state, but this is not the fact and they need to come to Rae Bareli and Amethi to see this”.
Exuding confidence that Congress will come to power in the state, he charged the Centre with attempting to snatch development of Amethi.
“After taking away the mega food park and Hindustan paper mill, they now want to take away the Rajiv Gandhi institute of information technology and the workers need to remain prepared for it,” he said.
Saying that he draws inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi, Rahul alleged that the father of the nation was murdered by “these persons”.
Stressing that patriotism was in his blood, Gandhi said, “32 bullets were fired at Indira Gandhi and his father was also assassinated”.
“My family has taught me lesson in patriotism… we have not learnt anything else..those who work to break and divide the nation are out to question me,” he said.
The Congress MP said that his family is in politics as it wants to serve the poor and felt for them.
Rahul questioned, “what development works have been done by the Modi government” and claimed that “instead of the poor the central government was working for the industrialists”.
Rahul also made light of the swachchta abhiyan saying that people are “handed brooms wherever the Prime Minister goes”.