`Parties adopted policy of divide and rule in UP`

Accusing the SP and BSP of betraying the people after coming to power in UP, Sonia Gandhi said there are some parties which rake up issues to spread ill-will among different sections.

Last Updated: Feb 24, 2012, 23:49 PM IST

Moradabad: Accusing the SP and BSP of
betraying the people after coming to power in Uttar Pradesh,
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Friday said there are some parties
which rake up issues to spread ill-will among different
sections.

Addressing an election meeting at a government college
ground here, Gandhi said for past 22 years, all ruling parties
adopted the policy of "divide and rule" and ignored all
developmental works, but now, the limit has been crossed.

Counting the policies of UPA government, she said the
Centre has released more that one lakh crore rupees against
different schemes to the state but it was "totally misused".

"Various flagship schemes including MNREGA, mid-day meal
and farm loan waiver were implemented by the UPA government
for the upliftment of the downtrodden," she said.

Highlighting the achievements in respect of welfare of
minorities, she said establishment of a separate ministry for
minority welfare, the Maulana Azad Foundation and OBC Muslim
reservation and Prime Minister`s 15-point programme were also
implemented by the UPA government.

On various problems faced by brass artisans of the
district, Gandhi said the solution of their problem is our
main motive and sought their cooperation to form the Congress
government in the state.

In her 11-minute speech, she asked people to vote for
Congress and pledged to make the state developed in next five
years if her party comes to power.

PTI