Lucknow, Nov 25: During his ongoing election campaign in Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming assembly polls 2012, Congress' Rahul Gandhi on Friday, Nov 25 attacked Mayawati accusing her of branding the poor farmers of the state as Maoists.
"Whenever the poor farmers demand their rights, the officers of Uttar Pradesh government brand them as Maoists," said Rahul accusing Mayawati and her Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) in the state.
Clarifying his statement, Rahul also informed the people why he suddenly blamed the UP Chief Minister over such controversial matters. Stating about his experience of padayatra in Bhatta Parasaul, the Congress leader said, "When I went to meet the farmers there to know about their problems, the government officials told me they were not farmers, but Maoists."
Meanwhile, Rahul also attacked the BJP over their "India Shining" campaign and criticised the elite politicians who enjoy posh lives and never taste the real jittery of the people in the country.
"In 2004 (during the general elections) the opposition had launched 'India shining' campaign...They can give this slogan as their leaders do not visit your houses, don't eat food with you, drink dirty water of your wells...they can say India is shining," chided Rahul.