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UP: Priyanka ridicules state govt for ignoring issues

india Updated: Feb 17, 2012 15:44 IST


Congress star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi today ridiculed the state government for remembering the problems of common people only at election time.

"I have heard that water has come in the canals only two days ago as if you need water only at election time", Gandhi said at an election meeting here.

"There are electric poles and wires in place but no electricity, the canals are dry and the fertiliser sent by the centre is not reaching you", she said adding that development here is only partial with the centre doing its job but the state government creating hurdles.

"Have you ever thought that despite your MP Sonia Gandhi doing so much of work and centre also helping why are we still backward", she said adding that development is done through four sides with MP, MLA, Centre and state governments.

"Soniaji tried to bring industries for you and had to fight with your state government for it...it were for you yet had to fight your state government for them", she said.

The Congress campaigner said that in the past 22 years Congress did not get a chance. "You expressed confidence in the Samajwadi Party but got anarchy...expressed faith in the BSP but they indulged in corruption...read in today's newspapers as well that the funds meant for health services by the centre did not reach you", she said.

"Today a chance has come to bring an improvement in the prevailing situation...Congress has developed the capacity to form its government in the state so that the region and state could progress", she said.

Recalling the Congress governments in the state in the past, she said that people have seen it working...they are also seeing the UPA government of the centre which has formulated its policies and programmes for the rights of the people.

In a reference to a pond dug up in the region through MNREGS, she said that though the scheme is being implemented in the state, people are not getting its benefits.

Stressing that change can be brought only when the politics in the state is dedicated to development, she said that the basis of politics should be serving the people.

In case a leader does not realise your strength it is also your duty to make him answerable, she said exhorting the people to vote for Congress in order to strengthen Congress and the hands of Sonia Gandhi.