Sonia Gandhi, the former President of the Indian National Congress (INC,) on the 13th of February, conducted a Congress meet and praised Rahul Gandhi, the INC chief.
Ms. Gandhi said, “He (Rahul Gandhi) has worked tirelessly. He has also reached out to other political parties who share our vision of India.” She also congratulated the Party for the victory of the INC during the Assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
She said, the victory in these States gave the Party new hope and confidence to contest and win against the opposition, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP.)
Ms. Gandhi also criticised the BJP Government and said, “There is an all pervasive atmosphere of fear and strife across the country. The North East is burning. Alienation in Jammu Kashmir has scaled new heights. Dalits, adivasis and minorities are being targeted. Farmers are facing unprecedented distress. The youth is staring at the abyss of despair with jobs being destroyed on a scale that has never happened before.”
Sonia Gandhi claimed, the BJP Government is dethroning the institutional powers, harassing opposition parties and restricting the freedom of speech and constitutional rights.
Further in her speech, Ms. Gandhi said, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rule, the democracy and the Constitution of India are constantly attacked.
Rahul Gandhi also took a dig at PM Modi and said, “Unemployment, Demonetisation Scam and Rafale corruption have undermined the Modi Government’s credibility.”
Rahul Gandhi is campaigning ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, scheduled between April and May 2019. The major parties the elections contesting are the INC and the BJP.
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