Rahul`s UP remark an emotional one: Khurshid

Union Minister Salman Khurshid said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi`s remark on migration of people from Uttar Pradesh was an emotional one.

Updated: Nov 15, 2011, 20:11 PM IST

Farukhabad (UP): Union Minister Salman
Khurshid on Tuesday said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi`s remark on
migration of people from Uttar Pradesh was an emotional one to
awaken people of the state.
"The statement is an emotional one to awaken people of
the state and should not be taken otherwise," he told
reporters here.

Gandhi, kickstarting his party`s campaign for coming
assembly election in UP yesterday, had said "people of Uttar
Pradesh are appreciated for their hard work wherever they go
in search of job...How long will you beg in Maharashtra (for
work)?"
On price rise, Khurshid said the government would bring
a food security bill in which 40 per cent poor people would be
given foodgrains at cheaper rates.

On Mayawati`s proposal to divide the state into four
parts, he said Congress had always advocated smaller states.

"If such a resolution is passed, the government will
consider it accordingly," the minister said.

PTI