Wooing voters here on Sunday, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi trained her guns on the successive non-Congress governments in Uttar Pradesh in the past two decades that had failed to develop the State's infrastructure.

Addressing an election rally with RLD chief Ajit Singh here, she alleged that the famous lock industry of Aligarh had suffered a lot in the past two decades. This all happened due to the failure of successive non-Congress governments to develop infrastructural facilities like roads and power, the Congress president said.

In the event of coming to power in U.P., the main focus of the Congress-RLD combine will be to give a fillip to development projects, she added.

“There are some parties which claim to rake up issues concerning the nation but are focused on spreading ill-will among different sections and are responsible for weakening the country,” Ms. Gandhi said. Soliciting Muslim votes, she said the basic idea behind setting up the Sachar Committee was to understand how the community could be helped.

Addressing the rally, Ajit Singh attacked Chief Minister Mayawati saying her sacking of tainted ministers on charges of graft was an attempt to befool the people. -PTI