Amethi: Urging voters
of Uttar Pradesh to give the Congress a majority in the assembly
polls so that it does not have to depend on other parties, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Thursday said it was time people changed the
politics of the state for their own benefit.
Addressing a rally here, she said the change will not benefit her
or her brother Rahul Gandhi, but the people themselves.
"When will you bring a change? Till what time will you tolerate?
Time has come for a change. Change will not benefit Rahul Gandhi
or Priyanka Gandhi. It will benefit you. It will bring politics of
development," said Priyanka.
"Do you want a change or not? That is the question before you. Ask
your inner self. Is it time for change?" she said, urging the
people to vote for the Congress so that the party is able to form
a government on its own.
"There should be a Congress government so that the party does not
have to make compromises, it does not have to stretch its arms
(before other parties)," Priyanka said, adding that a Congress
government in the state will follow programmes of the party-led
She said her brother had toured the state extensively and felt
pain at the condition of people.
There was talk all over the world about the development strides
being made by India but Uttar Pradesh was lagging behind, she
"Why is Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra ahead. Why is Uttar Pradesh
lagging behind? How did it happen? It is the most populous state
of the country," Priyanka said, adding that parties ruling the
state over the past 22 years had not taken up proplems of people
but had indulged in "self-seeking politics."
"You are the people who make leaders. The power is in your hands.
Why are you quiet?" she said.
"Our work is to make you aware," she added.
Priyanka said political leaders go back to their houses after
talking of problems and it is people who continue to bear the
brunt. Facilities like power, roads, and water were rights of
people and a government did not do any favour by providing these
"Do not be misdirected. Delivering development is their duty," she
said, adding that people were masters of their destiny.
She said if people woke up to their situation, they will become a
big force, and added that Rahul Gandhi cannot do it alone.
Priyanka asserted that the Congress will bring the state back on
the path of development.
"Vote with due deliberation so that the future of your children is
bright," she said.