Slamming BJP for its “politics of India Shining,” Rahul Gandhi on Thursday reached out to the poor and rural youths in Bundelkhand, hard-selling the UPA’s flagship schemes of food security, land acquisition and job guarantee programme MNREGA.
The Congress vice-president stressed on the unity of his party in the faction-ridden state unit and expressed confidence that it will form the next government in Madhya Pradesh, which will “not belong to a leader” but to the poor, youths and women.
“Bundelkhand has become a victim of the slogan of India shining. The politics of India Shining has ignored the screams of the people of Bundelkhand for development. Did you feel the glaze of India shining? This is politics of air-conditioner (those sitting in air-conditioned rooms), the politics of industrialists, they practise,” Mr. Gandhi said while addressing an election rally in the state, where Congress has been out of power for a decade.