Rahul questions Mulayam, Mayawati
Aggressively campaigning for a foothold in Uttar Pradesh, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi today questioned Mulayam Singh Yadav`s commitment to Muslims and charged Mayawati with living under the false impression.
Ambedkarnagar: Aggressively campaigning for a
foothold in Uttar Pradesh, Congress general secretary Rahul
Gandhi today questioned Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh
Yadav`s commitment to Muslims and charged chief minister
Mayawati with living under the false impression that "UP is
"Mulayam Singh Yadav says that reservation given to
Muslims by the Congress is not adequate. He himself has been
the chief minister of the state three times but did nothing on
this front and when Rashid Masood raised this matter he was
shown the door", Rahul said here.
"Yadav says that he will give 28 per cent quota...SC has
said that this is not possible but he is saying that he would
give it. He thinks that people understand nothing", he said.
"Mulayam Singh promises to provide power, water and quota
and think that people would know nothing ... though he makes
promises but when it is time to fight for the rights of the
people he does nothing", Rahul said adding that on election
eve the leaders are ready to say everything that people want
He said, "Mualayam Singh has been chief minister
thrice...we sent foodgrains and his men indulged in
malpractices and your food was looted".
On Mayawati, Rahul said that she is living under the
false impression that UP is shining.
"Her officials have told her that she is doing a lot of
good work and that UP is shining", he said.
Rahul said, "When Maywati became the chief minister, her
officials told her that she is doing a lot of good work and so
there is no need for her to meet farmers, labourers or to go
to villages as UP is shining".
"Mayawati also thought that UP is shining and she forgot
to visit villages ... do you lack anything that she is not
coming in your midst", he said.
The Congress leader said that the biggest shortcoming in
India is that leaders do not come to you. "They make promises
and then forget all about them", he said.
"I want to ask you when weavers were facing problems
where was Mulayam Singh Yadav.. was he fighting for you on the
roads... Mayawati was in her palace. Now both of them are
saying that they will give power and quota. Actually all their
promises are false and they will say whatever you want to
hear", he said.
Holding all promises of round the clock power supply in
the state as false, Gandhi said that the reality is that in
the past 22 years not a single power house has been set up in
The Congress leader said that the intentions should be
clear and he had good intentions and he has come here to
change the state for which he is making only one promise.
"You are poor and there is no one to hear you. I will
listen to you. Till you become a part of development I will
keep standing here and continue to come in your midst", he