‘Cong can never improve poor state of affairs`

Last Updated: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 21:13

Lucknow: Terming the `Vision Document 2020`
of Congress as a "visionless paper", BJP on Saturday claimed that
it can never improve poor state of affairs in Uttar Pradesh.

"Congress released its vision document -- Vision 2020
for Uttar Pradesh at 10 places with much fan fare, but after
reading it, it is clear that the document is a visionless
paper," BJP former national secretary Sudheendra Kulkarni told
reporters here.

The `Vision Document 2020`, released by Congress
yesterday, lays out the roadmap for all round development by
bringing in key changes in sectors like education, employment
and economy.

Kulkarni claimed that after comparing it with BJP`s vision
document and manifesto, Congress` poor vision becomes more

"The party whose vision is so poor can never improve poor
state of affairs in UP," he said.

"Congress has promised eight hours of power to all by
2020 - eight hours to farmers during day and eight hours power
to homes during night. This means that farmers, workers,
craftsmen and students have to wait till 2050 for 24 hours
power supply," he said.

BJP has promised 24 hours power supply to all in next
five years, he said.

"We have done it in Gujarat where Narendra Modi-led
government launched Jyotigram scheme which is being praised
internationally," Kulkarni claimed.

The BJP leader said that in its vision document, Congress
has not mentioned from where power would come and what steps
would be taken.

"We have laid down a roadmap in our manifesto by setting
up 10 ultra mega power projects, which will produce additional
20,000 MW power," he said.

Further attacking the Congress for its promise to bring a
new green revolution in the state, he said, "I would like to
ask Rahul Gandhi when power will be supplied for only eight
hours what type of green revolution will come. Is it

"The party has also promised to increase gross domestic
production to 10 per cent. Rahul Gandhi should reply that
whether this growth rate is possible with only eight hours
power supply," he asked.

He alleged that the vision document was nothing more than
"personality cult of Nehru-Gandhi family."


First Published: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 21:13

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