Gandhi family have Amethi people’s blessing: Shukla

Posted on Jan 12 2014 - 11:14pm by IBC News

New Delhi: Reacting to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas’s rally in Amethi, Congress leader Rajeev Shukla on Sunday said the Gandhi family has worked for the people of Rae Bareli and Amethi and has their blessings.

“The Gandhi family has worked a lot for the people of Rae Bareli and Amethi. They have the blessings of people residing there,” said Shukla.

“When elections result will arrive, I am sure that the members of Gandhi family will register a thumping victory in both Rae Bareli and Amethi,” he added.

He also said that whoever has contested from Amethi, have not been able to match Rahul Gandhi.

Earlier today, Kumar Vishwas addressed his Janviswas rally in Amethi.

“They call me a Joker. Joker is a good man, and he does not sell the country. He doesn’t eat coal,” said Vishwas

“They sent thugs, waved black flags and threw eggs at me. But you tell me… I will come alone, do what you want. If violence makes the situation any better, I will come to you,” he added.

He also took a dig at Rahul saying, “I will not go to a Dalits house and have dinner, and then call TV crews to cover it. When you sit down to eat, you should think whether a Dalit has had his meal or not.”

He also questioned Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi’s frequent trips to the U.S. for which she cites medical reasons.

“Sonia Gandhi, you keep going abroad for treatment. Don’t you trust people in your own country? If you can’t trust the ‘sons’ of your own country, how can I trust your son,” he said.

Former TV journalist Ashutosh, who on Saturday joined the AAP, also addressed the people.

“Since my childhood days, I had a bad image about politics. In politics, a person becomes a voter for the politicians. There is no welfare of people and the society. Instead there is welfare of people’s pocket. The size of their cars and bungalows increases in the same as their arrogance increases. These people consider themselves apart from the rest of the country. That’s why I refrained from such politics,” he said.

“But we have to get into this politics to change the basis of democracy. And we have to fight till we achieve this change. That’s why I have joined politics after doing journalism for years. I will go to people. I also appeal to the people to be part of this revolution,” he added.

Vishwas is planning to contest elections from Amethi constituency, which has been a Congress stronghold in the past and from where Rahul Gandhi ix expected to contest for the Lok Sabha elections.

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