Sonia, Ajit woo voters in western UP
Last Updated: Sunday, February 19, 2012, 19:55
Aligarh: Wooing voters in the city of locks, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Sunday trained her guns on non-Congress parties alleging their successive governments in Uttar Pradesh in the past two decades had failed to develop infrastructure.

Addressing an election rally with RLD chief Ajit Singh here, she alleged the famous lock industry of Aligarh had suffered a lot in the past two decades.

This all happened due to failure of the successive non-Congress governments to develop infrastructural facilities like roads and power in the state, the Congress president said.

In the event of coming to power in the state, the main focus of the Congress-RLD combine was to give a fillip to development projects in the state, she said.

"The message which the city sends reaches different corners of the world. You all should support the Congress-RLD alliance," Gandhi said

"There are some parties which claim to rake up issues concerning the nation but are focused on spreading ill-will among different sections and are responsible for weakening the nation," she said.

Soliciting Muslim votes, Gandhi said the basic idea behind setting up of the Sachar Committee was to understand how the community could be helped.

She said the Congress was determined to implement the recommendations of the Sachar Committee which when into the social, economic and educational status of Muslims.

Addressing the rally, Ajit Singh attacked Chief Minister Mayawati saying her sacking of tainted ministers on charges of graft was an attempt to befool the people.

"For more than four-and-a-half years, Mayawati has failed to take cognisance of her corrupt team and now she is trying to befool the people by removing them at the 11th-hour," he said.


First Published: Sunday, February 19, 2012, 19:55

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