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Varanasi/Chandoli, Uttar Pradesh
May 10, 2014


- Lakhs of people swarm Varanasi streets in support of Congress Vice President Mr. Rahul Gandhi's roadshow.

- Mr. Gandhi thanked the people of Varanasi for their love and affection.

- BJP leaders distort facts and speak with anger and hatred, he tells rally in Chandoli

- In Maharashtra, the BJP and its allies beat people from UP, and then they say they want to help you

- SP government delayed implementing Right to Food so that their electoral fortunes are safe

Lakhs of people from Varanasi swamped the streets of the ancient city, as Congress Vice President Mr. Rahul Gandhi held a massive roadshow in a constituency from where BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate is contesting.

The cavalcade that started at Golgadda Chowk in the morning crawled through the city's historic lanes at a snail pace, as joyous supporters threw flowers and chanted slogans in support.

Accompanied by Congress Party's candidate Mr. Ajay Rai, the Congress Vice President's cavalcade took more than four hours to reach Lanka Gate of the Benares Hindu University. There Mr. Gandhi paid tribute to the great freedom fighter, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya by garlanding his statue.

"I thank the people of Varanasi for the love and affection showered on me during the roadshow," he said at a rally in Chandoli later.

Accusing the BJP leaders of distorting facts and spreading lies, Mr. Gandhi said that they always speak the language of anger and hatred and have little respect for the people of India.

"You listen to my speeches. I never abused anyone. I always speak with respect. Listen to their speeches. They say improper and incorrect things, distort facts and speak with anger. They are full of hatred," he said.

Mr. Gandhi cautioned the people against the BJP, which he said not only played in the hands of a few industrialists, but was also making fake promises to the people of Uttar Pradesh.

"Who beats you up in Maharashtra? BJP and its ally, Shiv Sena. And then they say that they want to help you…The ideology of the BJP is to make people fight among each other, and ensure that only a few industrialists get the benefits of progress," he said, adding that the ideology of the Congress Party was to take everybody along.

He said that the opposition parties, be it the BJP, SP or BSP, represented only a section of the society and were interested in only their own progress.

"We gave you the right to food. It has been implemented across India, but not in UP. The Samajwadi Party government felt that this will harm their electoral fortunes and have postponed it. For them, the elections are more important than the people who are hungry," he said.

He reminded the youth that in the past 25 years no jobs had been created in UP and they had been forced to travel to faraway Congress-ruled states to find work.

"You are talented and willing to work, but they want you to be busy fighting each other," he said.

Mr. Gandhi said that the efforts of the Congress Party over the last decade helped pull 15 crore people out of poverty, and that the UPA had performed much better on infrastructure creation when compared to the NDA government. Building on the rights-based paradigm that the Congress Party has been working on for the last decade, he told the people that they will now be given the right to shelter, health and free medicine and pension. He also assured them that the Congress Party will push 70 crore people into the middle class in the next five years.

"It was UPA that gave a Rs. 70,000 crore loan waiver to farmers. We sent a Rs. 3,000 crore package for the weavers, but it never reached them. Before this, the Mayawati government snatched money from the farmers and took away their land for a Formula 1 car race track. They took thousands of acres of land with one signature from you. It was the UPA that ensured that farmers get four times market rate. We gave you rights, protection, linked you to banks, gave jobs and food. We believe in partnership between the industry and the poor," he said at the end of a long campaign.





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PRESS RELEASE
Debra, West Bengal
May 08, 2014


- There is no difference between the Trinamool and the left, says Mr. Rahul Gandhi

- Only TMC workers benefit under the West Bengal government

- West Bengal government calls itself a government of the poor, but it does nothing for them

- Funds for MNERGA not utilized, Right to Food not implemented in the state

Accusing the local government ofstalling the progress of the state, Congress Vice President Mr. Rahul Gandhi said that theTrinamool Congress has failed to live up to the expectations and hopes of the people of West Bengal.

"We worked with the Trinamool Congress, hoping that they will remove the Left Front from the state and bring a development-oriented government. The red flag was replaced by the green flag, but the ideology is the same, the work is the same," he said at a massive rally at Debra, West Medinipur.

Mr. Gandhi added that the Trinamool government has worked only for the benefit of its workers, while the others, especially the poor and the weaker sections of the society, continue to languish.

"Mamta Ji talks about the poor, but does nothing for them. We see the same degree of corruption as we saw under the Left rule. There are many scams happening in the state, including the much talked about Sharda scam. In another scam, instead of giving the job of primary school teachers to those whowere qualified, the local government gave it to TMC workers. Nearly 20 lakh people bore the brunt of these scams. Only TMC workers benefit under the West Bengal government. If the Congress protests, our workers get beaten up by TMC people," he said.

He also dismissed Trinamool's claimsthat not enough money was being sent by the Centre to the State Government.

"We sent five times more money than the NDA did. It is sad and disappointing to see MNERGA not being implemented properly in the state. The Congress-led UPA government sent money to the West Bengal government, but the funds lie unutilised. The money does not reach the poor and weaker sections…We gave the whole country right to food, but it is not implemented here," he said.

Building on the rights-based paradigm that the Congress Party has been working on for the last decade, Mr. Gandhi told the people that they will now be given the right to shelter, health, medicine and pension.

"They make big promises and do nothing. There are millions of jobless youth in the state. You have been stuck for the last 30 years. The Congress Party will create millions of employment opportunities for the youth of the state," he said, adding that the Congress-led UPA government has already started work on manufacturing corridors that will help achieve this objective.

Elaborating on the Congress Party's ideology of working with love, brotherhood and taking everybody, Mr. Gandhi said the party believes in progress where the industrialists and the poor are equal beneficiaries.

"The CPM has a 70-year old ideology. Countries around the world, including Russia and China, have debunked the communist ideology. On the other hand, BJP wants to give all the nation's money and resources to a few industrialists and forget the poor. They make people fight among each other. It is only the Congress Party that takes everybody along and believes in partnership between industrialists and poor," he said.





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PRESS RELEASE
Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh
May 06, 2014


- BJP, SP and BSP cannot bring all round progress to Uttar Pradesh, says Mr. Rahul Gandhi
- The state needs power of two - vote for Congress at the Centre, and in the state
- After being exposed, Mr. Modi has stopped talking about Gujarat model

Blaming the opposition for indulging in divisive politics, Congress Vice President Mr. Rahul Gandhi said that the BJP, SP and BSP cannot deliver all- round development in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

"The BJP, SP and BSP represent particular sections and castes, so the state, as a whole, cannot benefit from such parties. It is only the Congress that takes everybody along. The state needs power of two - so vote for Congress at the centre, and in the state. We will bring growth and progress," he said at a massive rally in Mirzapur.

Mr. Gandhi said that ever since he has exposed the reality of the so-called "Gujarat model', BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate has stopped making any reference to it in his rallies.

"Earlier he used to talk about the Gujarat model in every rally of his. But ever since I started telling the people of India about the reality of this model - how land was sold at 'toffee' prices, only a few industrialist friends of his have progressed, and Sikh farmers are thrown out of the state - he has stopped talking about it," he said.

Mr. Gandhi asked the youth of Uttar Pradesh to not be misled by the false claims and promises of the opposition parties.

"The youth of Uttar Pradesh can change the world if they are given the right set of opportunities. These parties have used you for elections and then forgotten about you. I thought that with a youth leader in the state, he would do something, but he hasn't. Before that, there was Mayawati ji, and I had some hope from her, but she did nothing. There was, and is no hope from BJP," he said.

Mr. Gandhi said that these elections are a battle of two ideologies. On the one hand lies the ideology of the Congress that seeks to unite, is inclusive, and takes everybody along the path of development and progress. On the other hand is the ideology of the opposition party, BJP, which seeks to concentrate all powers in the hands of one man, bestow privileges to a select few, make people fight among each other and silence the voice of the poor and the weaker sections of the society.

Building on the rights-based paradigm that the Congress has been working on, for the last decade, Mr. Gandhi told the people that they will now be given the right to shelter, health and free medicine, and pension. He added that the Congress led UPA government is building manufacturing corridors across the country that will generate jobs for millions of youth, and that providing jobs to the youth of UP was his top priority for the state.





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PRESS RELEASE
Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh


May 1, 2014

- This election is like the Mahabharata, a battle between truth and lies, says Mr. Rahul Gandhi

- Congress has brought educational opportunities and industrial growth to Himachal

- Unlike the opposition that wants to restrict progress to benefit a few, we want to give rights to everyone and take India forward

Stating that the current elections reflected a fight between two ideologies, Congress Vice President Mr. Rahul Gandhi contrasted the party's thinking that weaker sections of society have led to India's growth with that of the opposition, which believes that the country has not progressed in the last 60 years.

"We are fighting a battle of truth against lies. Just as the Pandavs fought against the Kauravas in Mahabharat, we are fighting the opposition, which wants India to remain in disparity. In Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, they gave away land at Re. 1 per meter. Your land was taken away to benefit a few businessmen. We work for the entire nation. In the last 10 years, for the first time, 15 crore people were raised above the poverty line," he said at a massive rally in Bilaspur.

Mr. Gandhi also highlighted that the Congress believed in taking everyone along for the country's progress. "We want India to change. That is why we did 30-35 meetings across the country, and asked you what you wanted. There were three things you expect from us – right to health, right to education, and right to minimum pension for the elderly. We want to give all three to you," he said.

Criticizing the opposition's hypocrisy regarding women, Mr. Gandhi said that while the BJP posters in Delhi talk about empowering women, the RSS founder believed that giving vote to women was the biggest mistake anyone could make.

He also broke the myth of Gujarat's development model. "They gave land to Adani worth Rs.10,000 crore, electricity worth Rs.26,000 crore, and today the company has grown from being a Rs.3 crore company to a Rs.40,000 crore one. This was only made possible by snatching land and electricity from farmers. It was Congress' MNREGA scheme that employed these displaced farmers. In sharp contrast, the Gujarat government spends only Rs.8,000 crore on the state's education and healthcare needs," Mr. Gandhi stated.

He assured people that the Congress will push 70 crore people into the middle class in the next five years. "We gave you the right to food, and want to give you more. Unlike the opposition that wants a farmer's son to remain a farmer, we want to give educational opportunities to help the next generation progress professionally. In Himachal Pradesh, we have brought ample opportunities – Central University, NIFT, and medical colleges – that will help the youth in the state," Mr. Gandhi said.

The Congress Vice President also reminded people the employment and business opportunities that the industrial corridor will provide to the youth of Himachal Pradesh, and the Party's success in passing the One Rank, One Pension scheme, even though the opposition is still talking about it in their manifesto.





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PRESS RELEASE Kashipur, Uttarakhand
April 29, 2014

- BJP talks about terrorism but they were the ones who bowed before terrorists, says Mr. Rahul Gandhi
- 22,000 people died due to terror attacks under NDA government
- On one hand Modi Ji wants to build a statue of Sardar Patel, on the other he worships Govalkar
- We respect women. We will not put police behind you, nor will we tap into your phone calls

Tearing through the BJP's tough anti-terrorism façade, Congress Vice President Mr. Rahul Gandhi said that the facts clearly demonstrated that not only did the BJP-led NDA government failed in combating terrorism, its leadership also compromised India’s dignity and interest.

"If they (the BJP) fought hard against terrorism, why did so many people die…During the five years of BJPs rule in the centre, 22,000 people, including soldiers and innocent citizens died due to terrorist attacks and activities. During the Kandahar hijacking, the top leaders of the BJP bowed down to the terrorists. During the last five years of the UPA, 800 people died...," he said.

Mr Gandhi said the BJP's poor record onm terrorism was two reasons. "One, they bowed down in front of the terrorist and second, they practised the politics of anger and hatred," he told a massive rally in Kashipur, adding that the Congress Party’s politics of love, brotherhood and taking everybody along had helped bring peace and stability in Jammu & Kashmir.

He cautioned the people against being misled by the dramatic statements of the BJP leaders, as their real agenda was to further the interests of their few industrialist friends.

"Look at where the country was 60 years ago. Nobody was rich. Your grandparents and parents built this country. Farmers and labourers toiled hard and it is because of their hard work India is where it is today…We want partnership between the poor and the industrialists, want both to benefit equally from India’s progress, they want the farmers, the labourers and the people to work and the profit going into the kitty of their 2-3 industrialist friends," he said.

"He (Modi) wants to become the chowkidaar of the country, we know what chowidaari he has done in Gujarat," Mr Gandhi said.

Expressing happiness over the participation of women in the rally, Mr. Gandhi said that India could not be a superpower unless women were empowered and respected.

"Sardar Patel called RSS a poisonous organization. According to Govalkar, the biggest mistake India did was to give voting rights to women. Look at RSS even now, do you see any women? Modi Ji spent his entire lifetime working for the RSS. On one hand he wants to build the statue of Sardar Patel, on the other hand he worships Govalkar. I don’t understand this (hypocrisy)…," Mr Gandhi said.

He pointed out that the biggest achievement of independent India was to give voting rights to women. "You don’t need power. All you need is respect. We respect you. We will not put police behind you, nor will we tap your phones," he said.

Mr. Gandhi also thanked people of Uttarakhand and said that he and his family shared a special bond with the state.

"We have a very old and special relationship with Uttarakhand. My great grandfather went to jail fighting for the country here. My father and I went to the Doon School to study. We have learnt a lot from the people of Uttarakhand and we will forever be grateful to all of you," he said.

Building on the rights-based paradigm that the Congress Party has been working on for the last decade, Mr. Gandhi told the people that they will now be given the right to shelter, health and free medicine and pension. He also assured them that the Congress Party will push 70 crore people into the middle class in the next five years and that it will work for the welfare of everyone, especially the poor and the downtrodden.




 
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