Rahul denies pact with BSP

Cong leader slams Mayawati for her caste politics in Uttar Pradesh

Rahul denies pact with BSP


He also made it clear that the Congress did not have any tacit understanding with the BSP.

“Mayawati ne kaha ki Daliton ki sarkar banegi... mujhe maloom hai.... jab Daliton se poochtan hoon to woh kahten hain yeha koi sarkar nahin chal rahi hai” (Mayawati had said that there will be a government of Dalits in UP... but I know.... when I ask Dalits, they say there is no government worth the name in the state), Gandhi said while addressing a well attended rally at Ahiraura in the Naxal-infested Mirzapur district, about 350 km from here.

Apparently with an eye on the Dalit vote bank, the Congress leader, whose frequent visits to Dalit households in the state have been termed as “drama” by the BSP, alleged that the condition of Dalits in UP was “worst”. He said for the past 20 years the state has been witnessing the politics of religion and caste. “It must be changed now,” he added.
Gandhi also referred to the BSP support to the UPA government in the Lok Sabha during the recent cut motions and said there was no understanding with the BSP nor there would be one in the future. “It was then said that the Congress had a tacit understanding with the BSP... I want to make it clear that there is no understanding,” he declared adding that there could be no “compromise on UP’s future”.
The Congress MP launched a direct attack on the BSP supremo and alleged that her government had failed to properly implement the centrally sponsored schemes. “There is no dearth of money in the country today.. the Centre gives thousands of crores of rupees to the state but it does not reach the people,” he alleged.

The Mayawati government has not done anything to set up industries in the state and generate employment, he alleged calling for changing the face of the state.
Gandhi asked the youths to come forward to bring about a change in the state and added that he was ready to join their fight for the change. Scores of local tribesmen carrying bows and arrows had turned up at the meeting. At least two of them were detained by the police on suspicion but one of them was allowed to go to the dais and present the Congress leader a set of hat, bow and arrow.
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