Monday, February 13, 2012

[ZESTCaste] Rahul blames Mayawati for plight of women in Uttar Pradesh

Rahul blames Mayawati for plight of women in Uttar Pradesh
February 12, 2012 20:12 IST

The Congress general secretary said that the Bahujan Samaj Party,
Samajwadi Party and Bharatiya Janata Party [ Images ] was responsible
for corruption in the state and flayed them for pilfering funds sent
by the Centre. Sharat Pradhan reports
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Congress General Secretary and the party's star campaigner Rahul
Gandhi [ Images ] on Sunday blamed Uttar Pradesh [ Images ] Chief
Minister Mayawati [ Images ] for the plight of women in the state.

"Even though this state was ruled by a women chief minister, there was
no one to hear the voice of women," he lamented, while addressing a
pubic rally in Badlapur, while campaigning across parts of eastern UP
where polling is due on February 15 in the current seven-phased UP
state assembly election.

"With a view to ensure participation of women right down to the
grassroots level, the Congress party made it a point to give
reservation to women in panchayats, but that was not being implemented
in the true spirit in this state," he added.

Citing a glaring example of injustice against women in UP, Rahul
claimed, "I was told by an old women how her agricultural land was
forcible acquired for some builders. When the builder demanded
immediate vacation of the plot, the woman went with a complaint to the
local police station. The cops not only refused to intervene but also
went to the extent of setting fire to the standing crop on the poor
woman's land."

While pointing out that he was not there to make promises like other
political parties, he said, "When one has clear intentions he need not
make promises. I have not come here to make promises but to take UP on
the path of change and I am sure that we will win this battle."

He said, "Ask BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam
Singh Yadav [ Images ] whether they cared to visit any village in the
last five years. But when they go about addressing election rallies,
they are busy making tall promises. I would like to know why they
could not do what they are promising now."

Rahul Gandhi cited an example of Mahatma Gandhi's [ Images ] speech in
Hindi to a Tamil speaking audience in Madras. "While watching Mahatma
Gandhi addressing a gathering in Tamil Nadu in Hindi, when a
journalist asked a man whether he was able to understand anything, pat
came the reply – 'true, I do not understand Hindi at all but I am sure
about one thing that whatever Gandhi is saying is right and I have
faith in him'."

Flaying successive non-Congress governments in Uttar Pradesh where
Congress has been out of power for 22 years, he said, "I am committed
to the cause of UP's development and I will not budge from here. Let
me tell you that when I choose to take up something, I do not leave it

He went on to add, "Even if only one person form UP stands by me, I
will continue to fight for you because you have been duped for 22

He pointedly blamed the ruling BSP, Samajwadi Party as well as the
Bharatiya Janata Party for neglecting UP and for "not doing anything
to build the future of the state's youth". He also accused all the
three parties for fuelling corruption in the state and flayed them for
"pilfering" funds sent by the Centre for various development tasks.

Later during the day, Rahul addressed another meeting in Zafrabad town
of Jaunpur district and followed by one in Kaushambhi and two meetings
in Allahabad.
Sharat Pradhan in Badlapur


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