New Delhi: BJP on Monday attacked Congress
general secretary Rahul Gandhi, saying he was selling big
dreams to the people of Uttar Pradesh while the UPA at the
Centre had failed to alleviate the sufferings of the poor.
"UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi had said recently that
mere speeches are not going to remove corruption. Similarly,
the condition in Uttar Pradesh is not going to change with
speeches. Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has spoken
about the welfare of the poor while his party has been playing
politics with them," BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said.
He maintained that Congress had long back given the
slogan of "garibi hatao (remove poverty)" but the number of
those living below the poverty line has actually gone up
during Congress rule.
"The price of petro products has been increased 24
times by this government. Sugar is selling at Rs 50 while
pulses cost Rs 100 per kg," Hussain said.
BJP has targeted the Congress and the UPA government
on the issues of corruption and price rise in the past few
"The money that could have helped in removing poverty
was lost in the Rs 1.76 Lakh crore 2G spectrum scam. We will
not sit quiet and want an answer," Hussain said.
He mentioned the Commonwealth Games scam, saying Rs
70,000 crore had been blown away and it had only served the
purpose of making some Congress leaders rich.
On atrocities against the dalits of UP, BJP said Rahul
Gandhi was silent on the oppression of dalits in
Congress-ruled Haryana and the minority community in