Aligarh: 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
He alleged Mulayam had been Chief Minister of Uttar
Pradesh on three occasions and his record on this issue speaks
"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