Lalitpur (UP): Ridiculing the Samajwadi Party`s advertisement with punchline "Ummedon ki cycle" (cycle of hope), Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the cycle had "punctured" hope of people in the state thrice as it did nothing for them.
"I recently saw the hoarding of SP with `ummedon ki
cycle` punchline. I want to say that SP supremo Mulayam has
been Chief Minister of UP thrice, and the cycle had punctured
hope of common man," he said addressing an election rally
Alleging large scale discrepancies in the appointment of
policemen during the Samajwadi Party regime, Rahul also said
people were "not allowed to register their FIRs in police
stations as gundas used to hush them".
Reiterating charges of corruption against the BSP
government, Rahul said that tractors meant for Bundelkhand
farmers were given to children of Naseemuddin Siddiqui while
the former were given sick goats.
"After visiting Bundelkhand, I had met Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh, who later released package of Rs 8000 crore
for the region but it was not utilised. A magic elephant in
Lucknow is eating your money," he said seeking people`s
support for a complete change in the state.
The Congress general secretary also attacked the BJP for
its India Shining slogan and said the saffron party leaders
did not realize the ground realities and made the slogan.
Promising to give an "aam admi ki sarkar" (common man`s
government), Rahul said that Congress, if voted to power,
would ensure all round development in the state.