Shun Cycle, Elephant: Rahul to voters

Addressing an election rally at the exhibition ground, Rahul asked the electorate to shun "Cycle" and "Elephant".

Last Updated: Feb 18, 2012, 22:20 PM IST

Etawah: Wooing voters in Mulayam Singh
Yadav`s home turf, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday targeted
both the SP chief and BSP supremo Mayawati alleging they had
done nothing for development of Uttar Pradesh.

Addressing an election rally at the exhibition ground,
he asked the electorate to shun "Cycle" and "Elephant", poll
symbols of SP and BSP respectively, and vote for Congress for
rapid development of the state.

"In the past 22 years, Mulayam Singh Yadav has been
Chief Minister three times and Mayawati four times. What have
you got?" the Gandhi scion asked the voters.

"They will come to you only at election time and make
tall promises," he said.

Referring to Mulayam, Rahul said "you go to any election
rally of his and tell him that you do not like the colour of
the sky and want it to be green. Within two minutes he will
promise this. He will say whatever you want him to say."

The people of the state had got entangled in the circle
of "Cycle and Elephant" and they should get rid of this, the
Congress general secretary said.

Recalling the success story of his party in the 2009 Lok
Sabha election, he said it got 22 seats and people would give
40 in 2014 as the Congress was working for welfare of all
sections of the society.

On the Muslim reservation issue, Rahul said Mulayam, who
had termed the proposed 4.5 per cent quota for minorities as
inadequate, did nothing when he was the Chief Minister.

PTI