Rajya Sabha debate: BSP slams Rahul on lokpal bill
BSP today made a veiled attack on Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi for his criticism of Mayawati government in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, where Congress is working hard to revive its fortune.delhi Updated: Dec 29, 2011 18:38 IST
BSP on Thursday made a veiled attack on Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi for his criticism of Mayawati government in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, where Congress is working hard to revive its fortune.
Blaming the Congress leadership for the state's plight, Satish Chandra Mishra said, "Your leader says in five years I will change UP. When you could not do anything in forty years, what great will you do in five years?"
Referring to the Rahul's statements in UP, the BSP leader said, "Your leader goes to UP and says we have given money from the Centre for the development of the state."
"Let me tell you Delhi is not your property. Delhi's money is not your 'jaagir' (property). It's not your money, it is our money which is used for the development of the country with which you are running 150 projects in the name of your ancestors," he said.
Mishra said Central ministers frequently come to the state and "look into the projects that how these bridges are made. Federal structure of the country is being destroyed."
The BSP leader claimed that in 40 years of Congress rule, only 3,500 MW power was added in UP whereas in the last four years only, the BSP government has managed to add 7,000 MW power through its own resources.
Mishra said the Congress in the last 40 years, "did not gain mastery in anything other than corruption. You defamed the country in the whole world in the Commonwealth Games. You are scared only of the elephant. You see the elephant in dream."
He said the Congress sees only Amethi and Rae Bareli in UP and there also one after the other, central projects have been shut and people left unemployed.
Mishra took a dig at Rahul Gandhi saying that Congress should not make laws under anybody's orders as the constitutional amendment bill was defeated in the Lok Sabha.