Country cannot change without support of poor people: Rahul Gandhi

November 3rd, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by ANI  

Rahul Gandhi Sheikhpura (Bihar), Nov 3 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the country cannot change without the support of the poor people.

Gandhi assured the people that the rule of Congress party would be for the poor.

“If you want to change the country, then only one power can change this and that is the power of India’s poor individuals power. No other power can change this country and it needs to be merged with politics,” said Rahul Gandhi.

“Be it the Dalits (lower caste), tribals, OBCs (other backward class) and Brahmin of any religion this power needs to get involved,” he added, while addressing an election rally at Sheikhpura in Bihar’s Nawada District.

Rahul Gandhi further said that it is the Congress Government, which has allotted maximum amount of funds to Bihar under the ‘Indira Awas’ Housing Development Scheme.

Speaking on the occasion, he questioned the present Government in Bihar for its inefficiency in curbing the rate of migration and for not providing employment opportunities to the locals.

“Why are these people leaving the state? There must be some reason. This is happening because they are not getting the employment that they should be getting in Bihar. The programmes that should be functioning in Bihar are not being run,” said Rahul Gandhi.

Over 55 million electorates are expected to exercise their voting franchise in the ongoing 243-seat assembly election in Bihar.

The fifth and sixth phase of election will take place on November 9 and November 20 for 25 and 26 seats respectively.

So far, around 53 percent polling has been recorded in the first three phases of elections.

The counting of votes will take place on November 24. (ANI)

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