Jabalpur, Nov 22 (UNI) In a scathing attack on Madhya Pradesh's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)regime, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi today accused it of reneging on promises made to the public in the 2003 polls and thereby cheating the masses.
Addressing election meetings in support of party candidates for 8 assembly constituencies Congress star campaigner said after failing to fulfil promises, the BJP was now misleading the people by raising other issues.
Claiming that the Congress was ahead of other parties in combating terrorism, Mr Gandhi alleged that the BJP was making terrorism an election plank and said since the BJP did not do any development work ,hence,the party was raising the militancy issue to cover up its inefficiencies.
He stressed the need for a cohesive effort to combat terrorism and alleged that the during the National Democratic Alliance rule the terrorists attacked on Parliament.''The plane hijacking drama also took place during the NDA regime and the BJP leaders rushed to Kandahar to free the terrorists.'', Mr Gandhi said.
The Congress General Secretary appealed to the people to help the Congress to return back to power as Congress was the lone party which could usher in development work along with welfare work.
Describing the achievements of the UPA government at the Centre, Mr Gandhi said it had introduced National Rojgar Gurantee Scheme to provide employment to the rural youth.
''The government also passed Forest Right Act for the uplift of tribals but the Madhya Pradesh government failed to give the benefit of it to the poor tribals '', Mr Gandhi alleged.
Claming that a wave of change was being seen in the state, Mr Gandhi, who is undertaking whirlwind election campaign in the state, said the Cogress would make the Madhya Pradesh a developed state like Tamil Nadu and Haryana, if it came to power.
The young leader also promised to provide employment for the youth and introduce welfare schemes to all.
Union Commerce Minister Kamal Nath, who accompanied Mr Gandhi, said time had come to assess BJP government's five year's work of the BJP government in the state. He also alleged that the Madhya Pradesh was lagging behind owing to lack of industrialisation in the state.
Apart from Mr Nath, All India Congress Committee General Secretary and Madhya Pradesh incharge V Narayan Sami, state Congress President Suresh Pachouri and the eight party candidates were also present.
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