Mulayam "misleading" Muslims on job quota: Rahul
Congress star campaigner Rahul Gandhi today accused Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav of making promises to Muslims on job quota issue which he cannot fulfill.india Updated: Feb 22, 2012 19:43 IST
Congress star campaigner Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav of making promises to Muslims on job quota issue which he cannot fulfill.
"Mulayam Singh Yadav is making tall promises to the Muslim community which he knows well that he will never be able to fulfill", Rahul said while addressing an election meeting.
He alleged Mulayam had been chief minister of Uttar Pradesh on three occasions and his record on this issue speaks for itself.
"If the SP supremo is sincere about giving quota to backward Muslims, then he should try to emulate the track record of Congress-ruled states including Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, on the issue. But he will never do it, that I can assure you," Rahul said.
He said Congress' commitment to the upliftment of the underprivileged sections, especially Muslims, could be gauged from its conviction to set up the Sachar Committee which has brought to light the plight of Muslims.
"Our objective is to fulfill the recommendations of the Sachar Committee which we are already doing in Congress-ruled states," Rahul said.
"I have not come here to make promises which I cannot fulfill. I have tasks to be done and until these goals are achieved, I will not leave the poor, farmers and underprivileged," he added.
He said that for more than 22 years Congress had been kept away from power in UP and this was the main reason for the "pathetic condition" of the state.
"We have a roadmap for developing UP's infrastructure including roads and electricity and generating jobs for the jobless youth. If given an opportunity, we will never let down the aspirations of the common man in the state," the Congress leader said.
First Published: Feb 22, 2012 19:41 IST