UPA government has fulfilled all its promises: Rahul GandhiApril 20th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by admin
While addressing an election rally in Lakhimpur (Assam) Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi said “UPA government has fulfilled all promises made to the people five years ago. The government had promised to work for poor people, Dalits and for the backward classes.” Congress General Secretary said that the biggest promise made by the UPA government was that of Employment Guarantee Scheme. Through this millions of people have been given employment. He added “the UPA government carried out loan waiver programme for poor farmers and loans worth Rs 70,000 crores were waived. Mid-day meal programmes for school going children of this country is another big achievement of the UPA government.” He said that Assam has a sizeable population of tribal people and the government has enacted a law to ensure their rights on the forestland.
Congress General Secretary said “Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has a special relationship with Assam and the country is moving at a fast pace under his leadership.” He said “compared to the NDA regime, India’s GDP has registered faster growth during UPA’s rule. And this has happened because Congress Party has focused on poor people.” He criticized BJP for being anti-poor and said that this is the fundamental difference between the Congress and the BJP. He said “five years ago, NDA had said that India was shining but India was shining only for some people, not for all. That is why people rejected that idea and showed them the door.”
Rahul Gandhi said that India could not move forward without the progress of the poor people. “Till there is single poor person in this country, India cannot shine,” he said.
He criticized BJP for their charge that Manmhohan Singh was a weak Prime Minister. Rahul Gandhi said that during NDA’s rule, terrorist attacked our Parliament and killed people. He asked opposition leader L K Advani why he did not know anything about Kandhar. He said that either Advani was not telling truth or he did not have the trust of his Prime Minister.
Rahul Gandhi concluded by saying that the UPA government is focusing on road connectivity in North- East India and more funds would be allocated to stop floods in the region.
- Aggressive Sonia spurs Congress, forces Advani to retract (Roundup) - Aug 08, 2012
- Not obsessed with PM's job: Rahul Gandhi - Feb 06, 2012
- Advani keeps PM candidature option open (Lead) - Dec 03, 2011
- His 'yatra' over, Advani calls for UPA's ouster (Roundup) - Nov 20, 2011
- PM calls Advani's remark disgraceful, Sonia agitated (Second Lead) - Aug 08, 2012
- Vote Congress to transform UP, says Rahul Gandhi - Feb 14, 2012
- Rahul Gandhi tells Nitish Kumar to stop 'flaunting' development - Oct 22, 2010
- BJP's India Shining campaign was anti-poor: Rahul Gandhi - May 04, 2009
- Pulok Chatterjee to be back in PMO soon - Jul 26, 2011
- MPs queue up to vote for vice president (Second Lead) - Aug 07, 2012
- PM not able to use authority, says Advani - Dec 03, 2011
- Rahul Gandhi advocates upliftment of poor in Bihar - Oct 26, 2010
- Advani still fighting trust vote in his mind: Congress - Aug 08, 2012
- Poor Uttar Pradesh farmers branded Maoists: Rahul - Nov 25, 2011
- BJP indulging in politics of division: Rahul Gandhi - Mar 31, 2009
Tags: assam, congress party, country india, crores, election rally, forestland, fundamental difference, general secretary, guarantee scheme, kandhar, l k advani, manmohan singh, opposition leader, poor farmers, poor person, prime minister manmohan, prime minister manmohan singh, rahul gandhi, sizeable population, special relationship