LUCKNOW: Keeping his address to people of his constituency pegged at the appointment of his sister Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindhia as general secretaries of Eastern and Western Uttar Pradesh respectively, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi expressed hope that the move would pave way for the grand old party to be back in power through the upcoming elections in UP.
“I have given Priyanka and Jyotiraditya a mission to make a Congress government in Uttar Pradesh once again. Now, you have three soldiers of Congress working for you in the country,” he told the gathering reassuringly.
Rahul Gandhi added that he had asked Priyanka to come Amethi and Rae Bareli soon after assuming her new responsibility. However, the Congress president continued his tirade against Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the major portion of his speech.
He tried to highlight that the ruling BJP had not delivered its promises and he assured the people that once he comes to power, his party would fulfil all its promises. “You have seen that in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh,” he claimed.
Rahul also spoke about issues such as CBI chief’s removal, Rafale deal and attacked the PM. He even made the gathering repeat his often repeated slogan-- “chowkidar chor hai” and accused the ruling BJP of making the poor people stand in queues during the demonetisation.
“No industrialist was seen standing in queue for money in front of ATMs during demonetisation. Only poor people suffered,” he said, adding, the BJP's demonetisation hit the poor and farmers but Rs 3.5 lakh crore of industrialists was waived off.
“This was your money,” he said. He said, once the Congress comes back to power, all the work that was stalled by the Centre and state government would begin again.
“Amethi will get food park back. You will get whatever Modi and Yogi Adityanath have denied you. When BJP workers come to you to seek your vote, tell them that Modi and Yogi did nothing for you,” he said.