Training his guns on the BSP and the Samajwadi Party, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said corruption and scams were rampant during their regimes.
For the past five years, neither BSP supremo Mayawati nor SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav had visited any village but now during the election time, they were making tall promises, Rahul said.
"When they were in power only corruption and scams were witnessed. The promises made by them at the election time are misleading," he told an election meeting here.
Wooing voters especially the youngsters, the Congress general secretary said "the state will witness a change due to the youth power."
Rahul said he had got a pacakage of Rs 8,000 crore for the Bundeklhand region but the tractors meant for farmers were taken away by the elephant (BSP's poll symbol) in Lucknow.
In an apprent reference to Babu Singh Kushwaha, he said by taking the "corrupt BSP minister, the BJP vows to fight graft."
Referring to backwardness and unemployment in Uttar Pradesh, Rahul said its people go to other states due to dearth of employment opportunities here.
"I will continue to fight for the cause of poor farmers and labourers till their migration ceases," he said.
The Gandhi scion reiterated his promise of changing the state in five years time if his party was voted to power in UP.