Accusing the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party of betraying the people after coming to power in Uttar Pradesh, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said he does not need to make “false” promises like them and his actions will show that he can bring development in the State.

“I am 41 years old...I have time. I do not need to make promises, I can show I can work for the State...,” he said while addressing an election rally here.

“You have been electing these parties to power for past 22 years. They make promises of providing electricity and water but forget it later. They (SP and BSP) will again betray you if voted to power,” Mr. Gandhi said.

Asking people to vote for the Congress, he pledged to make the State developed in next five years if his party comes to power.

“In the past 22 years, non-Congress governments were only involved in corruption and scams”, he alleged and asked BSP chief Mayawati and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav whether they have visited any villages in the past few years.

Mr. Gandhi said he would continue to raise his voice for the poor and deprived.

His visits to villages had been dubbed as drama as some leaders feared he would take their voice to Lucknow and Delhi, the Congress leader said.

“I will take the voice of all sections and castes to the top,” he said, adding he would never make a false promise.

Accusing the BSP government of massive irregularities, Mr. Gandhi reiterated his charge of “Elephant eating thousands of crores of funds meant for central schemes”. PTI

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