BSP, SP making false promises: Rahul Gandhi
Congress' key campaigner Rahul Gandhi on Saturday trained his guns on the BSP and the SP saying these parties were making false promises and changing colours in every election.india Updated: Jan 28, 2012 21:00 IST
Congress' key campaigner Rahul Gandhi on Saturday trained his guns on the BSP and the SP saying these parties were making false promises and changing colours in every election.
"In 2009, the SP had said it was against the use of computers and English even though Mulayam Singh Yadav’s own son works on computers and talks in English.
"Now in their manifesto, the SP has decided to distribute free computers," Gandhi told a string of election meetings in Unnao and Hardoi.
"This is a poll time and they will even agree to change the colour of the sky if you want. The Congress does not believe in making scores of promises. But, we do promise that we will provide a government that works for the common man," he said.
SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and BSP's Mayawati flayed the decision of the Congress to give 4.5% reservation to minorities though both the leaders had not done anything for Muslims, the Congress general secretary said.
"Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati have said the 4.5% quota is less. Both have been chief ministers more than once, so what stopped them from giving more reservation to Muslims.
"Now the Congress has done it, they are criticising us," he said adding these parties were making false promises and changing colours.
"On the other hand, the Congress always makes policies that are all-inclusive," Gandhi said.
"We want to include all sections in the progress whereas these parties work for only 10% of the population and exclude 90%. This explains why Uttar Pradesh has not made the required progress in the past 22 years," he said.
"Leaders come out during elections, give speeches, make promises and then shut doors on the public after becoming chief ministers."
First Published: Jan 28, 2012 20:57 IST