‘People will flock UP for jobs if Cong in power’

Rahul Gandhi said if voted to power his party would revive the fortunes of the state and people from outside will flock UP for jobs.

Last Updated: Dec 16, 2011, 22:30 PM IST

Kannauj: Sharpening his attack against
the opposition parties ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly
polls, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said if voted to
power his party would revive the fortunes of the state and
people from outside will flock UP for jobs.

"In the last 22 years, the opposition parties have pushed
UP far behind in the development index. If Congress is voted
to power, it will led the state to prosperity and development
like Andhra Pradesh, Delhi and Maharashtra," he told a rally
here.

"The people here are very hardworking and talented...they
will not migrate to other places as they will find sources of
income within the state itself. Outsiders will also come to
the state in search of job opportunities," the Congress MP
from Amethi constituency said.

Hitting out at the ruling BSP, he said, "The benefits of
centre-sponsored development schemes are not reaching the
people of the state. The fund allotted for the development of
Bundhelkand region were not utilised properly."

"Elephants normally eat leaves. But you have a magic
elephant in Lucknow which eats currency notes meant for
development of the state...It has also digested the money
allotted for MNREGA scheme in Bundelkhand region and health
schemes," Gandhi, who is on a five-day tour to UP, said.

Without naming BJP and SP, Gandhi said while some parties
are playing caste and religion based politics, Congress is
asking votes for the sake of development of the state.

PTI