BJP, AAP failed to focus on poor: Rahul Gandhi

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New Delhi, Jan 29: Attacking the BJP and AAP for failing to focus on the poor, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Thursday said his party was the only one to understand Delhi's need for development must include the youth and find place for the poor.

"The reality is that the Congress intends to include the poor in Delhi's growth story. We understand what it means to develop, and we want all to develop, but we also want the poor to be included in that dream. Our youth should feel that Delhi belongs to them as well... their (the BJP and the AAP) real goal is to keep the poor away from development," he said at an election rally here.

Rahul Gandhi

Taking a jab at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Gandhi said its only goal was to "keep the Congress out of power" in the national capital.

He said the Arvind Kejriwal-led party was one that even failed to retain its associates like Kiran Bedi who had switched over to the Bharatiya Janata Party, which made her its chief ministerial candidate.

In a frontal attack on the BJP, Gandhi said the BJP made only tall claims but delivered little after coming to power.

In a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gandhi cited th failure of his government to keep its promise of checking price rise and bringing the black money back into the country within 100 days of assuming power.

"He (Modi) claimed that he would bring back the black money back into India and put Rs.15 lakh everyone's bank account. But did you get any Rs.15 lakh?" he asked the people.

IANS

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