Not here to make promises, we're here for change: Rahul Gandhi

  • Srinand Jha, Hindustan Times, Shamli (Western UP)
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  • Updated: Feb 23, 2012 08:22 IST
  • Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi

    A file photo of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during an election campaign in Sultanpur. (PTI photo)

  • Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi

    Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during election campaign in support of Congress party in Sultanpur. PTI Photo

  • Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi during an election campaign in Sultanpur. PTI Photo

  • Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi

    Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during an election campaign in Sultanpur. PTI Photo/ Atul Yadav

  • Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi during an election campaign in Sultanpur. PTI Photo/Atul Yadav

  • Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra waves at the crowd during an election campaign in Tyary. PTI Photo/Atul Yadav

  • Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi

    Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrive for election campaign in support of Congress party in Sultanpur. HT Photo/Sushil Kumar Ray

  • Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

    Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrive for election campaign in support of Congress party in Sultanpur. HT Photo/Sushil Kumar Ray

  • Priyanka Gandhi

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addresses an election campaign rally in Tyary. HT Photo/Sushil Kumar Ray

“It is time for Uttar Pradesh to liberate itself from the misrule, loot and betrayal of the last two decades of non-Congress rule," Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday.


The BSP, SP and BJP have destroyed the morale, potential and prospects of the people of UP, even as other states are moving ahead and India is emerging as an economic superpower, Gandhi said at a rally in Shamli, jointly addressed with RLD chief Ajit Singh's son, Jayant Chaudhary.

"Western nations including the US and the UK are already threatened by India's rising economic status. When the people of UP come out on their own, they will actually start trembling," Gandhi said, drawing a thunderous applause from the gathering at the Vaishya Inter-College ground. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/HTEditImages/Images/23feb_pg13a.jpg

Five days before the sixth phase of polling in Western UP, he came down heavily on political opponents.

Referring to Mayawati's charge that he (Gandhi) was enacting a 'nautanki' (drama) by visiting Dalit homes, he said that if this was a 'drama', he intended to persist with it.

“We (Congress and RLD) are not here to make promises. We are here for change. Individuals do not matter. But change is critical for the development of UP", Gandhi said.

Speaking earlier, Jayant Chaudhary called upon youth to bring about a change in UP by electing the Congress-RLD combine. "I see this happening. There is a history in the making,” Chaudhary said.

 

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