Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi waving to a crowd at a public rally in west Delhi’s Mangolpuri area yesterday, as Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit (right) looks on.
New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi yesterday exuded confidence that the Sheila Dikshit-led government would return for a fourth term in Delhi. He said Dikshit was responsible for the “transformation” of the national capital.
“I have full confidence that the Congress will win again in Delhi,” Gandhi said yesterday at a public rally in west Delhi’s Mangolpuri area.
“In the last 15 years, Sheila Dikshit has transformed Delhi and left no stone unturned in this process,” Gandhi said, praising the three-time chief minister and the Congress government in Delhi. The Congress vice president listed the achievements of the Congress government, which has ruled Delhi since 1998, citing as examples the rapid expansion of the Delhi Metro, regularisation of unauthorised colonies, and the food security bill.
He said Delhi Metro’s model was being adopted even by foreign countries like Indonesia, and that the United Progressive Alliance government at the centre had given a “shining and world-class” airport to Delhiites.
“No one can say ‘there’s been no development in Delhi’, not even the opposition,” he added.
The 43-year-old leader also emphasised that it is Delhi which embraces people from outside the capital. “We take every one together and walk. Those who come from outside, we hold their hands and march ahead along with them,” he said.
Gandhi trumpeted the gains of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the centre, listing its achievements in the past decade, and focused on the rights-based acts — Food Security Act and Right to Information, among others.
He urged the crowd of about 5,000 people to “fight the battle for the Congress”, irrespective of impediments, and make it victorious in the December 4 Delhi assembly polls.IANS