New Delhi: BSP on Tuesday made a veiled attack on
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi for his criticism of
Mayawati government in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, where
Congress is working hard to revive its fortune.
Blaming the Congress leadership for the state`s plight,
Satish Chandra Mishra said, "Your leader says in five years I
will change UP. When you could not do anything in forty years,
what great will you do in five years?"
Referring to the Rahul`s statements in UP, the BSP leader
said, "Your leader goes to UP and says we have given money
from the Centre for the development of the state."
"Let me tell you Delhi is not your property. Delhi`s
money is not your `jaagir` (property). It`s not your money, it
is our money which is used for the development of the country
with which you are running 150 projects in the name of your
ancestors," he said.
Mishra said Central ministers frequently come to the state
and "look into the projects that how these bridges are made.
Federal structure of the country is being destroyed."
The BSP leader claimed that in 40 years of Congress rule,
only 3,500 MW power was added in UP whereas in the last four
years only, the BSP government has managed to add 7,000 MW
power through its own resources.
Mishra said the Congress in the last 40 years, "did not
gain mastery in anything other than corruption. You defamed
the country in the whole world in the Commonwealth Games. You
are scared only of the elephant. You see the elephant in
He said the Congress sees only Amethi and Rae Bareli in UP
and there also one after the other, central projects have been
shut and people left unemployed.
Mishra took a dig at Rahul Gandhi saying that Congress
should not make laws under anybody`s orders as the
constitutional amendment bill was defeated in the Lok Sabha.