Congress chief Sonia Gandhi kicked off her campaign in UP on Wednesday,slamming the rival parties and calling the period of non-Congress governments in the state a phase of destruction.
She accused the Mayawati government of playing a trick on the people by removing 21 ministers days ahead of the polls. The chief minister dismissed 21 of her ministers on election eve. She was not able to see their corruption in the past five years, Sonia said.
Calling the resignations a joke,she asked: Has the government become clean after resignation of these ministers? She added that such drama is meant to cheat the people,and that people never change their true colours.
She hit out at the SP,BSP and BJP,saying the rival parties were only after power.
Sonia said the people were helpless and their respect and security was under threat. Youth do not see their future in absence of employment opportunities and farmers face threat to their land from rich people, she added. She said farmers fear that their land would be captured by the rich. Kamjor ki fariyad nahin suni jati (complaints of the weak are not heard), she said.