Rahul Gandhi wants Rajasthan's healthcare project to go pan-India

Written by PTI | Gannaur | Updated: Feb 25 2014, 00:17am hrs
Rahul GandhiRight to health is already existing in Rajasthan. But we are planning it at the all-India level, says Rahul Gandhi. Reuters
Pitching for better healthcare for all, Rahul Gandhi today said Congress wants to expand countrywide the facilities introduced by its erstwhile government in Rajasthan.

"Right to health is already existing in Rajasthan. But we are planning it at the all-India level," Gandhi said while interacting with farmers here.

The Congress Vice-President further said "we are trying to empower the common man, will ensure everyone has right to health and right to better healthcare."

Highlighting farmers plight, he said Congress has always tried to help farmers and mentioned about various steps taken in this regard.

He said whether white revolution or green revolution, it was done by the Congress.

"Farmers should get a back-up support during the crisis," said Gandhi and added "we have brought land acquisition Act, bank nationalisation, loan waiver for farmers, food security and MNREGA among others."

Taking on BJP, he said "After few years, they (BJP) will claim credit for Food Security Bill, MNREGA and others.

Targeting BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, he said, "White revolution was done by Congress, BJP in Gujarat says theyve done that."

Mentioning the infrastructure development work carried by the UPA in the last ten years, Gandhi said the work on the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) and Dedicated Freight Corridors will help industry to come up in the region and it will be a help for farmers.

Seeking more participation of women, he said, "There should be a day when we call for a meeting, I should be seeing 50 per cent women."