Vote Congress back to power for development: Rahul Gandhi in Delhi

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New Delhi, Nov 17: In an attempt to woo voters few days before the assembly elections in Delhi, the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi strongly pitched for the chief minister Sheila Dikshit's achievements in her long tenure.

While addressing his second election rally in Ambedkar Nagar area of South Delhi, Rahul said that "Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs are all one for us".

He lauded Dikshit's role in improving Delhi's infrastructure under her 15-year-long rule.

"In the last 15 years, both the Delhi govt and the UPA have done a lot for the common man. And we believe that the aam aadmi (common man) and women have to be given the strength for India to prosper," he said.

Rahul also slammed the BJP by saying, "Unlike in states ruled by BJP, in states where Congress governs, no differentiation is made on the basis of religion. For the Congress all citizens of Delhi are the same. Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs are one for us."

"We have given the country not only infrastructure, but something really powerful. We have given India the RTI", he said.

"Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs are all one for us", Rahul Gandhi said.

What Sheila Dikshit said:

Dikshit, who is seeking a fourth term for Delhi's chief minister-ship promised the audience, "We wish to develop Delhi even further. Our aim is to expand ladli yojna and make it kabil ladli yojna. We plan to make more toilets especially for women."

While slamming the BJP, Dikshit said that they make 'false promises'.

On rising onion and potato prices, Dikshit said, "they did go up but Delhi government sent vans to provide same at lower prices.

On AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, she said, "I want to know what is his political plan, he talks about corruption, I question where he gets his funding from."

Sonia, Manmohan to campaign in Delhi

All senior Delhi Congress leaders including PCC chief J P Agrawal, AICC secretary general in-charge for Delhi Shakeel Ahmed, MPs, and state ministers were present in the rally.

Rahul held the first rally in the national capital at Mangolpuri in northwest Delhi on October 27 where he had strongly pitched for Delhi's development model and the food security scheme and sought the people's support for Sheila Dikshit to be voted into office for a fourth term.

Besides Rahul, the UPA chairman Sonia Gandhi and PM Manmohan Singh will be addressing rallies in Shastri Park in east Delhi on November 24 and in west Delhi's Tilak Nagar on November 27 respectively.

The assembly elections in Delhi are scheduled to take place on December 4. The election results will be declared on December 8.

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