Rahul Gandhi underlines need of progress of Dalits and tribals

April 7th, 2009 - 8:50 pm ICT by ANI  

Rahul Gandhi Raigarh (Chhattisgarh), Apr 7 (ANI): Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday called for an all round development of the country and slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for maintaining a limited vision on the issue.

Addressing a public meeting in Raigarh, Rahul Gandhi said that the UPA (United Progressive Alliance) government believes that the country can only progress when the socially backward communities would progress.

However, he said, the BJP has a different policy.

“On one hand we think, if India will progress then poor, tribals anddalits will also not lag behind. Whereas our opposition party, BJP thinks that India can progress, selective people can progress, but the backward class people, tribals and dalit can lag behind,” said Rahul Gandhi.

Rahul asserted that the country needs a UPA government again for further prosperity and welfare of the poor.

“We (Congress) think that if we want to progress then every person of India will develop with us. If this happens, then every poor, Dalit and tribal in the society will also progress with the country,” he added.

Rahul Gandhi, who recently filed his nomination papers from Amethi parliamentary constituency, would campaign in Orissa’s riot-hit Kandhamal District on Wednesday. (ANI)

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