Taking a dig at the BJP for unfulfilled promises, veteran Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on Sunday said she and her party alone could ensure all-round development in Uttar Pradesh.
In Unnao to address Congress Seva Dal workers at Bal Vidyalay, Dikshit asked them to spread the message of development the party envisaged for the state and seek support from all classes as Uttar Pradesh gears up for its assembly elections early next year.
Confident of a positive outcome, Dikshit, who is also the Congress’ chief ministerial candidate, said she faced no challenge from any political competitor.
“The state is in a pitiable condition. Law and order is bad and no development work has been carried out by the non-Congress governments in the last 27 years,” she claimed, adding she would form the government when the state goes to vote in 2017.
“The Prime Minister has no time to think for the country as he is busy with his foreign tours. The BJP and its leaders believe in befooling the people. They only make false promises that are never fulfilled... When I took over as the chief minister of Delhi, its condition was as vulnerable as it is in UP today. But I managed to ensure development in Delhi. The same process will be repeated in UP.”
Senior Congress leader Sanjay Singh said that the appetite of the ‘elephant’ was insatiable and the ‘cycle’ was punctured, referring to the Bahujan Samaj Party and the ruling Samajwadi Party.
Claiming that the Congress would restore UP’s “past glory”, Singh said the party’s single-point agenda was development in every field that had been neglected due to corruption, poor law and order and lack of political and social vision.
Accompanied by party leaders Anu Tandon and RC Bajpai, Dikshit was in Unnao for two-and-a-half hours before she left for the state capital.