Rahul attacks Mayawati in her stronghold, woos Dalits
Tue, Dec 8 07:51 PM
Targeting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati in her pocket borough,
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the money
issued for development was being spent on 'stones' even as he tried to
strike a cord with the Dalit youths.
Gandhi claimed the development schemes of Union government for Uttar
Pradesh have not touched the grounds and the "money issued for
development is being spent on stones".
Gandhi, who landed in Ambedkarnagar district headquarters this
afternoon, first garlanded the statue of Dalit icon B R Ambedkar,
installed at the air strip.
He then held a meeting with about 2000 Dalit youths representing 26
parliamentary constituencies in various parts of the state.
Gandhi invited the Dalit youths to join politics and in his session
that lasted for over an hour, said he wanted to educate the young
Ambedkarnagar is the stronghold of BSP and its one parliamentary and
all the five assembly seats are with the party.
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