Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said Tuesday his party is working for the welfare of the poor and the youth so that they can not only have big dreams, but also be in a position to realise them.
“The Congress wants to see the son of a labourer flying in aeroplanes. The Congress party’s main concern are poor and youth. Youths are a major force in the country at this time.
“They should not only see big dreams, but also work hard to realise them. The Congress will everything to help them along the way,” he said, addressing a mammoth rally of tribals and farmers in Rajasthan’s Baran town, some 200 km from Jaipur.
Gandhi was in the state’s Hadauti region to lay the foundation stone of the Parwan River Dam Project and Super Critical Power Plant in Chhabra and also to inaugurate three units of Chhabra plant and a sub critical unit at Kalisindh.
He said that the reason behind poverty is not unemployment, but frequent health problems and diseases.
“Ask the labourers, how much they spend on treatment of diseases. Congress is determined to root out this problem completely,” said Gandhi.
Attacking opposition parties, he said: “There are two views, one of the opposition and the other of the Congress.
“Whenever Congress tries to bring in a law for the welfare of poor, the opposing raises a hue and cry saying there is no money to implement it. The opposition created hurdles when introduced food security bill and land acquisition bill. But when it comes to welfare of rich and industrialists, they are always ahead of others,” said Gandhi.
The Congress wants the common man to dream of a good life and great opportunities, he said.
The Congress vice chief was accompanied by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, former union minister C. P. Joshi, Corporate Affairs Minister Sachin Pilot, and several other senior leaders.
It was Gandhi’s second rally in Rajasthan in the past seven days.