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Sonia asks people to vote for Congress for Bengal's uplift

Written by: Staff

Maheshtala, Apr 20 (UNI) Congress president Sonia Gandhi today appealed to people to vote for the party candidate to oust the Left Front goverment and help bring back the heyday of the Congress regime in West Bengal.

Speaking at an election rally, she said the UPA government at the Centre had done everything it could for the state and even conceded the demands of the Left Front government like constructing new railway station and the Indian Institute of Medical Science.

'' This state had everything before the Left Front government came to power. But now we feel sorry for the state,'' she said.

She added " The government should be like father and mother and look after the welfare of their children by giving them all sorts of advantages." The UPA Chairperson reiterated that her party would fulfill all the promises made in the Common Minimum Programme. " We will also maintain the secular fabric of the country," she stated.

Mrs Gandhi said the central government under the leadership of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had introduced the Employment Guarantee scheme through which poor people were being greatly benefited. '' We have introduced this policy even in those states where there is no Congress government. So the UPA government thinks about everybody.'' '' On the contrary the Left Front government in Bengal hold the elections on false promises. As soon as they come to power they forget all about the promises,'' she added.


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