Rahul lists UPA’s achievements, stresses need to lift standard of working class

Aurangabad (Bihar), Apr.1: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday detailed the achievements of the Congress-led UPA government in improving the standards of poor people during its ten-year rule at the Centre and stated that he aims to get the 70 crore-strong working class who are working in the unorganised sector lifted upwards.

“There are about 70 crore people in India, who are employed in a variety of jobs including as electricians and security guards. We want to uplift them,” Rahul said while addressing a rally in Bihar’s Aurangabad.

The Gandhi scion declared that 15 crore people below the poverty Line (BPL) were pulled out from that category during the UPA rule.

“We will fight for poor. We have taken out 15 crore people from the below poverty category to above poverty category, which is five times more than the NDA record. We want to help you,” Rahul added.

Rahul Gandhi expressed concern over the delay in bringing reservation for women in Parliament and vowed to make India a super power,

“We want to convert ‘Hindustan’ (India) into a super power. But without the empowerment of women, it cannot be done. We want 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament. But who is preventing it? It is NDA and the opposition. We had done it in local bodies we will do it for you,” he said. (ANI)