Badaun: Sharpening his attack on Mulayam
Singh Yadav on the SP leader`s home turf, Congress general
secretary Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday questioned his anti-English and
anti-computers stance saying that the former Chief Minister
had got his son learn both but said poor don`t need it.
"Mulayam Singh Yadav says there is no need of English and
Computers but he got his son Akhilesh learn English. He can
also use computers but for the poor there is not need for it.
Can`t they learn it. It is their right also," Gandhi said at a
public meeting here on the second day of his five day visit.
Addressing a series of meetings in the areas considered
as the stronghold of the Samajwadi Party, Gandhi pointedly
targeted the Muslim votebank questioning whether the
minorities were getting benefits in Uttar Pradesh as the state
government was not willing to work.
He alleged that leaders in UP do not talk about poverty,
they only talk about caste and religion.
"The leaders don`t say remove poverty, give employment
and food to people. They are only concerned on how to
plunder," he alleged.
"Mulayam Singh Yadav came to power, talked about a caste
and left...Mayawati came, talked about a caste and she will
also leave, but what will happen to the state`s development."
Rahul said adding that the state needs a government which
which works for it and promised to give such a government if
given the chance.