Lucknow: Accusing BSP and SP of making
"only promises", Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday tore a
piece of paper at an election meeting to drive home the point
that "mere lists" of assurances were of no use.
"They promise that they will give power, water, employment
and if not employment then unemployment allowance...this is
mere list of assurances...," he said at an election meeting
and tore a paper it to stress his point.
"Did you understand," he asked, referring to his act of
tearing the paper, and said "only promises will not do".
He then charged BSP chief Mayawati and SP supremo Mulayam
Singh Yadav with not honouring their commitments made in the
Addressing his first election meeting in Lucknow, Rahul
who appeared to be in combative mood, said leaders who have
been fighting against corruption "could not see corruption in
Karnataka, UP or that of Babu Singh Kushwaha and Mayawati."
Kushwaha, a former Family Welfare minister in Mayawati
government who is an accused in the multi-crore NRHM scam, was
recently inducted in BJP.
Asserting that thousands of crores of rupees have been
provided for Lucknow under the JNNURM, Rahul and asked the
people to question their chief minister as to where it has
Stressing that he has not come to the people with only
promises, Rahul said people should go and listen to leaders of
BJP, BSP and SP and make up their mind and if they wanted to
change the state, they should back Congress.
He said Congress was fighting the elections in the state
not for the sake of seats, but for the future of the people
and the youth.