Mayawati govt wasting money on parks: Priyanka
Press Trust Of India
CSM Nagar (UP), February 09, 2012
First Published: 17:18 IST(9/2/2012)
Congress' star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi on Thursday launched a
frontal attack on the BSP government in Uttar Pradesh alleging that it
was wasting money on statues and parks instead of development of the
Addressing a series of poll meetings at CSM Nagar, UP, Priyanka said there is
a chance to effect a change in the state after 22 years and sought
votes for bringing the Congress to power.
She alleged that the Uttar Pradesh government led by Mayawati was
wasting money and parks and not on development.
"Public money is not for leaders, it is for common man. It is not for
statues or parks. The UP government has looted the state...It is time
to bring in change in Uttar Pradesh after 22 years," Priyanka said.
"Your vote will determine your future for the next five years.
Strengthen the hands of Congress and bring it to power," she said.
Campaigning in the twin family pocket boroughs of Amethi and Rae
Bareli, Priyanka said that there is a "wind in favour of Congress in
the state this time".
Accompanied by her two children, Rehan and Miraya, she arrived in UP
on Thursday morning to start the next leg of her campaigning in the
poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.
"Rahul is touring the state extensively for bringing in a change and
he would definitely do it...there is a wind in favour of the Congress
this time," she said while addressing a meeting in Karhaiya Bazar area
under Salon Assembly constituency in favour of party nominee Shiv
Recalling the performance of the non-Congress governments in the past
22 years, Priyanka said that while SP set up goonda raj, BSP developed
a handful of its leaders from the development funds at the cost of the
state and its people.
"By taking over power in the name of caste and community people have
harmed the interests of the state and its people," she said.
"The benefit of the central schemes did not reach you as the
government in power was looking after its own interests and benefits,"
she said, adding that in the past 22 years the non-Congress
governments have been busy saving goondas, mafias and the corrupt.
The Congress campaigner said that she was happy that none of her party
MLAs have faced charges of murder or corruption whereas others
belonging to non-Congress parties have been found involved in it.
Priyanka also mingled with the women present in the meeting on coming
down the dais after her address.
She is supposed to address about 20 meetings on Thursday starting from
Rasulpur area in Salon constituency, Congress media in-charge Jagdish
Piyush had said on Wednesday.
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