Cong lashes out at Mayawati on Rahul's surprise visit
Lashing out at the UP government for objecting to the surprise visit of Congress MP, Rahul Gandhi, UPCC president Rita Bahuguna Joshi today said that it shows CM Mayawati's insecurity over inroads being made by the Congress leader in her vote bank.india Updated: Oct 24, 2009 01:12 IST
Lashing out at the Uttar Pradesh government for objecting to the surprise visit of Congress MP, Rahul Gandhi, UPCC president Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Thursday said that it shows Chief Minister's insecurity over inroads being made by the Congress leader in her vote bank.
"The Chief Minister considered dalits and deprived sections as her vote bank and she is concerned, as she feels that Rahul Gandhi might disturb by accessing it," Joshi told PTI in Lucknow.
"Rather than security of Rahul Gandhi, Mayawati is more concerned that by reaching the poor and deprived, he might disturb her vote bank, as she looks at things only from the angle of vote bank and not through the human angle," Joshi said.
On keeping the state government and administration in the dark, Joshi said that SPG, which looks after Rahul's security, has taken every precaution necessary, as his security is of prime importance.
"Moreover, it would not be proper to say that the police which sets the house of an opposition leader on fire at the behest of the ruling party is losing sleep over the security of Rahul Gandhi," the UPCC chief said.
Welcoming the secret visit by AICC general secretary, Joshi said that it was a good move, as besides the government and administration, the local congress MPs and leaders were also not aware of it and said, "It is like a warning that the party leader can reach anywhere anytime."