Holding out that “these are dangerous times” in which the Centre is playing people against one another, former Delhi minister and five-term Congress MLA Haroon Yusuf said his party has always stood for all communities and its recent actions during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests showed just that.
In an interview to Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar of The Wire, Yusuf exuded confidence that the Congress – which after ruling Delhi for three terms could not get a single seat in 2015 – would regain lost ground among all sections of society.
The reason, he said, was that now people are able to compare the enormous amount of work done by the three Congress governments under Sheila Dikshit. “On the other hand, the Arvind Kejriwal government has only made false promises, not been honest with the subsidy schemes and failed to add necessary infrastructure,” he charged.
Yusuf said be it education, health or transport, the inability of the Aam Aadmi Party government to meet the aspirations of the people would ensure that they would once again vote back the Congress to power. “We are getting those signals on the ground,” he insisted.