Lucknow: Accusing Congress of doing politics on the Batla House encounter case, BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday sought an explanation from Sonia Gandhi on the
"contradictory" statements by the government and her party
leaders on the issue.
"In Batla House encounter, while Prime Minister and Home
Minister are saying something else, Congress general secretary
Digvijay Singh is saying something else...party president
Sonia Gandhi should clarify the situation," Gadkari said,
releasing BJP`s `vision document` for speedy and balanced
development of Uttar Pradesh.
Attacking the ruling BSP in the state for "playing caste
politics", he said, "Starvation, unemployment and inflation
could be removed...it has no relation with any caste or
religion, but it is related to corrupt administration and
wrong economic policies."
Gadkari also lashed out at the Congress-led UPA
government for fixing a separate quota of 4.5 per cent for
minorities within 27 per cent reservation for OBCs.
"Politics of appeasement is being done by the party
merely for votes...Congress which has been in power for so
long has done nothing but cheated Muslims," he alleged.
Targeting Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi for
promising to change picture of the state in five years, he
said, "Congress ruled the state for 33 years. So, for the poor
state of affairs and compulsion for state youths to go to
other states for job, if Congress is not responsible then who
He said BJP would form the government on its own and
would not forge alliance with SP or BSP.
He said that instead of caste and religion, the slogans
of politics in the 21st century should be 24 hours power, road
in every village and work to every hand.
Gadkari said in its vision document, the party has
targetted to generate one crore jobs in industrial, handloom,
handicraft, IT and service sector.
In its 53-page document titled `Hamare Sapno Ka Uttar
Pradesh`, BJP has promised to increase income of farmers by
10,000 crore every year by increasing per hectare production
of cane from 100 to 125 tonnes and generate 6,000 MW power
from sugar mills and 20,000 MW from 10 ultra mega power
It has also promised metro and rapid transport facilities
in all big cities of the state.