Wednesday, January 25, 2012

[ZESTCaste] BSP attacks Rahul Gandhi for 'begging' votes in Uttar Pradesh

Headlines Today Bureau Sant Kabir Nagar (UP), January 25, 2012 |
BSP attacks Rahul Gandhi for 'begging' votes in Uttar Pradesh

The ruling BSP on Wednesday targeted Congress's star campaigner in
Uttar Pradesh -- Rahul Gandhi -- ahead of the assembly polls in the

Addressing a rally in Sant Kabir Nagar, the BSP's Brahmin face, Satish
Chandra Mishra, attacked the Congress general secretary calling him a

Mishra slammed Gandhi for being an outsider "who only came to UP to
beg for votes". The BSP leader's attack comes in the backdrop of
Gandhi scion's beggar remarks in November last year.

"Rahul Gandhi has studied abroad. He has spent most of his life
abroad. His lifestyle is western. Then, why does he come to UP? If he
is coming here to ask for you votes, then it means he is begging for
votes," Mishra said.

Lashing out at the Congress, Mishra alleged that the party was
responsible for covering the BSP symbol across the state.

The Congress's most vocal general secretary, Digvijaya Singh, was
quick to return fire. He lost no time in hitting back at the BSP
leader over his below the belt attack.

"This is the power of democracy, no matter how big a leader is, he has
to go to the people and ask for their votes. If we are begging for
votes, then what is Satish Chandra Mishra doing," Singh asked.

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