Akbarpur: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi has reiterated that he would be ready to fight on behalf of the people of Uttar Pradesh whenever it is necessary.
“I’m your soldier. I will fight for you whenever it is necessary...because without Uttar Pradesh being developed, the country can’t go forward. I will take the state forward,” Gandhi said addressing an impressive public rally of people belonging to most backward classes in Akbarpur in Kanpur district.
A file photo of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi.
The Congress scion quizzed the public on what they had got from consecutive state governments. Gandhi who is leading the Congress’ attempts to revive the party in the politically crucial state said his party if voted to power would ensure that it’s a government for all. “It will not be a government of any particular religion or caste but an inclusive government.”
The rally was also attended by Raja Ram Pal, prominent leader of the most backward classes.
Reminding the public that it was his father and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s policies in 1985 that led to the communication revolution, Gandhi said: “it was Rajiv Gandhi who spoke about PCOs and computers. There was one person with him.. Sam Pitroda (considered to be the brain behind the communication revolution).”
“He was a Vishwakarma (a backward caste)...what does it mean.. You can change the entire India,” he said amid loud cheers from the crowd”.
Earlier in the day addressing a public rally in Tirwa, a stronghold of Samajwadi Party in Kannauj district, Gandhi said the world will know the real strength of India only when people of Uttar Pradesh are awakened and are firmly on the path of development. “India’s real strength is still in sleep. The day you are awakened the world will know the real power of India.”
Reiterating that he is committed to change the fortunes of Uttar Pradesh, the Congress general secretary said: “my mission will not be completed with the elections. My mission will begin on the day the election process is over.”
Gandhi’s five day tour through the central districts of poll bound Uttar Pradesh concluded on Saturday. He visited Bhimnagar, Budaun, Shajahanpur, Farukhabad, Auraiya and Ramabhai Nagar (Kanpur Dehat).