Actions speak louder than words


Dear Rahul Gee,

You say, “I am ready to give it in writing that I’ll change the face of the state if you vote the Congress to power. I want to see it as the most developed state,”

Wonderful sentiment. and great commitment. But the question that rises in my mind is – why wait for UP to elect your party to power? Your party already have state governments independently and in coalition in many states. Why not let your actions speak louder than words and showcase how these states have performed vis a vis states ruled by other parties? Won’t that sound more convincing – concrete proof of proven track record, rather than dreamy rosy promises of the future?

Actually, and unfortunately, the track record is not so encouraging. As per the statement made by Mr Ashwani Kumar, Minister of state for Planning, in the parliament – only five state have exceeded their growth targets in the 11th Plan – Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Punjab and – wait a minute – Uttar Pradesh! Interestingly, only one out of these five is ruled by your party. Manje all the other states where your party forms the government have not even met their growth targets in 11th Plan.

So on what basis are you making these tall promises to the people of UP? What magic will you perform once you come to power there?

Dear Rahul Gee, my unsolicited advice to you is that please live up to your image of being different – being a change agent. This is what excites people, attracts them toward you. But if you too resort to empty rhetoric and tall promises, the charm will soon wear off.

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