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I am blind to caste and religion: Rahul
March 20, 2007 01:22 IST
Invoking the legacy of the Gandhi family, Amethi parliamentarian Rahul Gandhi, who is campaigning for the Congress for the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh polls, has said that he is blind to caste and religious division, which has wrecked havoc in the once flourishing state.
Calling upon the youth to shoulder the burden and responsibility of bringing back Uttar Pradesh on the path of development, Rahul said it was their duty to bring about a decisive change in the state's fortunes for the sake of future generations.
Prior to the address, the Amethi parliamentarian visited Darul-Uloom and met its top leadership in a bid to influence them and move the Muslim voters of the region.
Rahul is the first member of the Gandhi family to have visited the region and Darul-Uloom in more than two decades. The area was last visited by Rahul's grandmother and former prime minister Indira Gandhi.
His effort is seen as a measure to fill the leadership vacuum, which had been created by the disillusionment of the people of the region from the Samajwadi Party, Bhujan Samaj Party and Bhartiya Janata Party.