Rahul vows to break the wall that blocks poor from getting benefits
Dubbing BJP as a party which does only "very good marketing", Rahul Gandhi on Friday said Congress is a party that keeps its promises and delivers.
Mandsaur/Balaghat: Dubbing BJP as a party which does only "very good marketing", Rahul Gandhi on Friday said Congress is a party that keeps its promises and delivers and vowed to break the wall that blocks the poor from benefitting from the social sector schemes.
Addressing a poll rally in Mandsaur, Gandhi launched a scathing attack on the BJP, saying its government in Madhya Pradesh had forgotten the poor and their families and said a Congress government will be one for the poor and dalits and their welfare. Assembly polls in MP will be held on November 25.
"Whatever we promise, be it MNREGA, RTI or Food Security Act, Congress party fulfils its promises made...On one side is a party that keeps its promises, while on the other is the BJP that does very good marketing...Uses cameras (to show crowds)...You cannot change it with the cameras. Truth will remain truth and falsehood will remain falsehood.
"This government has forgotten you and your families. The Congress party will form its next government here. This will be the government of dalits, adivasis, poor. Whatever we do will be for the welfare of the poor and dalits," he said.
Targeting the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government, the Congress vice president alleged it was responsible for deaths of over one lakh children below the age of one year, with lakhs of mothers suffering while citing a UN report.
Gandhi said a wall has been created to block the poor from deriving benefits of government schemes aimed at their upliftment, which he claimed the Congress is determined to break.
"Our thought is that there is a wall created before the poor. Our thought is to break this wall. Our policies like RTI, Food Security are aimed at breaking this wall," he said.
"They(BJP) say don`t spoil the poor. We say, the wall before the poor needs to be broken. The poor need to be given the right to education, information and food. This is the difference between them and us...There is a difference in the thought," Gandhi added.