Nathdwara, Nov 29 (UNI) Charging the BJP government in Rajasthan with failure in upholding the interests of the poor and the downtrodden, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi today assured the people that his party, if voted to power, would strive for their welfare.
Resuming electioneering for the December 4 Assembly polls, from this holy town, Mr Gandhi said the saffron party had reneged from its promise in the last polls of forming a ''pro-poor government'' and not worked in the interests of the Dalits, tribals and the other toiling classes.
Recalling the ''frequent incidents of police firing on agitating farmers'' during the BJP regime, Mr Gandhi said that farmers demanded water for irrigation but the state government responded with bullets.
He also alleged that the present government neither succeeded in implementing effectively the Centre sponsored schemes and welfare programmes in the state, nor utilised the funds sent by the Centre for development programmes in the state.
''Atrocities on women, Dalits and the weaker sections as well as corruption in public life were on the rise,'' the Amethi MP asserted.
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