People of Maharashtra are aware of 'hollow claims' by the opposition parties and will once again vote Congress-NCP combine to power, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said in Nanded on Tuesday.
"Maharashtra people are alert. They know who is making genuine promises and who is making hollow claims. They will once again bring Congress-NCP to power in the state," Sonia said, addressing a rally for the October 13 Assembly polls, at this Sikh pilgrimage town in Marathwada region.
"What does the opposition have to do with development?" Sonia asked, alluding to the Shiv Sena-BJP saffron alliance. "They don't talk about public interest but only foment hatred for their political interests," she added.
"We want a Maharashtra where every person can live in peace and harmony and participate in the development process," Sonia said, appealing voters in the nine Assembly constituencies of Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's home district Nanded to vote for Congress-NCP-RPI (Gawai) alliance.
The UPA government took various initiatives for farmers, specially those from Maharashtra, the Congress president said. "There is a new light in the lives of farmers after the Government announced Rs 71,000 crore loan waiver," she said.