"Congress' politics is for the poor and weaker sections, while the Opposition indulges in that of the rich. Congress' dream is to work for the upliftment of the poor, Dalits and tribals," Rahul said. (Agencies)
Congress wants to break the wall which is dividing the poor and the rich, he said while addressing an election meet at the Talanpur Maidan on Wednesday.
Rahul said his party believed in development. "But mere construction of roads or providing electricity does not help hungry people," he said.
Therefore, the UPA government brought the Food Security Bill. But the Opposition sought to know from where the money would come to implement it, he said.
"However, the UPA very well knows from where funds would be raised to implement an important programme like the Food Security Bill," he said.
Rahul attacked the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh for reducing the budget for the welfare of Tribals.
"The present BJP government in Madhya Pradesh is only concerned about the rich... Congress' ideology is to take along all the sections of the society, while the opposition only believed in dividing people," he said. Later, addressing a rally in the Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh's Vindhya region, Rahul promised that if Congress comes to power in the state, it will provide employment to two lakh youths.
Attacking the BJP-led NDA for making tall claims about constructing roads in the country, the Congress vice-president said, "They always say that during NDA rule large number of roads were constructed as compared to the UPA regime, but when I asked the officials to verify records, it turned out to be a false claim."
The Congress is not against creating infrastructure and is credited for making modern airports, National Highways and Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS), he stressed.
However, he said that unlike other parties the Congress is more concerned about dalits, poor, adivasis and landless labourers.
To help them, the UPA government had come out with various welfare schemes like the Food Security Bill, Land Acquisition Act and the Employment Guarantee Scheme, which guaranteed a minimum 100 days of assured employment to the poor,” Rahul added.
"Congress' politics is for the poor and weaker sections, while the Opposition indulges in that of the rich. Congress' dream is to work for the upliftment of the poor, Dalits and tribals," Rahul said.