The Congress officially launched its election campaign for the Lok Sabha elections here on Saturday with AICC president Sonia Gandhi accusing the BJP of sowing seeds of poison in the minds of people.
Without naming any party or leaders in her 20-minute speech at N V Ground here, Sonia said: “They are sowing seeds of poison and creating hatred between different communities”. She said the opposition party is making gimmicks just to get power.
“We will not allow the opposition party to get success in its designs. The Congress is not after power. We bother for the people, for the country and will strive hard to fulfil the desires and basic needs of the people. We stress to develop brotherhood among all the communities,” said Sonia.
The AICC chief said while opposition parties only speak about corruption, her party introduced the Lokpal Bill to control corruption. Within this month, a Lokpal will be appointed, she added.
Sonia also inaugurated the ESIC Medical Education Complex here on Saturday.
Spread across 30 acres, the complex consists of a medical college, super specialty hospital, nursing college and dental college.
Built at a cost of `893 crore, the facility will provide medical education and super specialty health care to ESI beneficiaries under the jurisdiction of Gulbarga division. The ESIC Medical College has started with 100 MBBS students from the 2013-14 academic year.
While the state quota is 40 pc, the ESIC management quota is 45 pc and the all-India quota is 15 pc. The ESIC has reserved seats (ESIC management quota) for wards of insured persons covered under the ESI Scheme.
The medical college is part of an integrated project comprising separate buildings for medical and nursing colleges, a 500-bed hospital, dental college, girls/boys hostels, auditorium, staff quarters and a community centre.
The medical college has a state-of-the-art design and modern facilities. The six-storey building with basement and upper-ground floor, comprises an administrative wing, lecture theatres, medical labs, video-conferencing hall, library and examination halls.