Kanpur, Dec 8 (ANI): Activists of the Samajwadi Party staged a protest here today against the two-day visit of Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi to Uttar Pradesh.
They termed Rahul's visit to the region as a mere show-off and said that he may be shinning in the boards and hoardings but not in the hearts of the poor people.
"We want to tell Rahul Gandhi, who has come here in the disguise of the future Prime Minister, that he may be shinning on the boards and the hoardings but not in the hearts of the poor people and the orphans. People are dying of hunger in the country; they have nothing to eat and no place to live. Ever since Congress has come to power, there has been a price rise in the country. He is doing this drama because he wants to become the Prime Minister, otherwise he has got no work to do." said Jitendra Bahadur Singh, an activist.
"The entire country is reeling under the price rise; the poor people are dying of hunger and are committing suicides along with their families. This type of drama should be stopped; spending a night at a Dalit's house won't help the people of this country. The people want the prices to be under control," said Irfan Solanki, another activist.
Rahul's two-day visit to the state, which began on Monday, is aimed at boosting the membership drive undertaken to activate the youth wing of the party. (ANI)