Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Saturday said he was "ready to give in writing" that Uttar Pradesh would be brought "back on the development track within five years" and would undergo a "makeover" in 10 years if his party was voted to power.
"Within five years, the country's backbone - Uttar Pradesh - would be brought back on the development track. And in 10 years, it would undergo such a makeover that the people of the state would themselves not recognise the state," Gandhi told a gathering in Maharajganj district, some 300 km from Lucknow.
"I can give this in writing... If you want, I am even ready to sign (my statement)," added the Gandhi scion, accusing the Mayawati government of ignoring development and misusing central government's funds meant for the poor and underprivileged.
The Congress MP Tuesday embarked on a five-day mass contact programme ahead of the state assembly polls.