Deoria, May 9 UNI | 3 months ago

Congress vide-president Rahul Gandhi today said the people belonging to the economically-weaker sections were getting food and employment owing to the schemes implemented by the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre.

"The Congress has always remained concerned about the people of the country and brought schemes like the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) and the Food Security Act for the commonmen," Mr Gandhi said in an election meeting here.

The people of two mindsets were having a clash in this Lok Sabha election, the Congress vice-president asserted.

"Congress beleives in associating itself with the common people, while the BJP is doing caste and religion based politics and promoting communalism," he alleged.

Patting his government by counting its achievements, Mr Gandhi assured free medical services to the poor, if his party remains in power at the Centre.

The Modi government in Gujarat has favoured some industrialists and Gautam Adani is one of them.

"He was provided land at very cheap rate, all thanks to the Gujarat government," the Congress vice-president commented.

He, further, hit at the Samajwadi Party-led Uttar Pradesh government for not implementing the scheme of cheap foodgrains to the poors in the state.

Deoria Lok Sabha seat is going to polls in the last phase on May 12.

(Posted on 10-05-2014)