If the Congress continues to get love and support of the people (as in recent Parliamentary poll) it would succeed in mission 2012 of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to form party government in the most populous state, cricketer-politician Mohd Azharuddin said on Tuesday.
The party would realise its dream of forming government in UP if it continues to get love and support of the people (as it received during recent parliamentary poll), Mr. Azhar, who was here to campaign in favour of party candidate for Doomariyaganj assembly by-poll, told reporters.
He alleged that communal politics of the non-Congress governments in the past two decades had pushed UP backwards in terms of development.
“It is the need of the hour that people should give priority to communal harmony and development and ensure victory of the Congress candidate,” the Congress Lok Sabha MP from Meerut said.
Highlighting Congress concerns for minorities, he said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had taken an initiative to improve socio-economic status of minorities by implementing recommendations of the Sachar committee.
“Lakhs of minority students in the state are getting benefit of 15-point programme of the Prime Minister on education,” he said.
Mr. Azhar said that the Centre was running 52 welfare schemes in the state and was allotting 90 per cent fund.
“But the state government is misutilising fund as a result people are not getting benefits of these schemes,” he alleged taking a pot-shot at the BSP government.