In an intense attack on the Prime Minister Modi and his government, Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said “bluff, bluster and intimidation” have been its governance philosophy. Sonia Gandhi, addressing the Congress Parliamentary Party’s general body meeting, said that her party will confront political adversaries with all its vigour.
Congress leader also hailed party President Rahul Gandhi, saying he has brought fresh energy into the party organisation and has put together a team which blends experience and youth well.
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“We go to the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls with renewed confidence and resolve. Our victories in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh have given us new hope,” Gandhi said.
In a direct attack on Modi, Sonia Gandhi said “The very foundations of our democratic republic, of our secular republic have come under systematic assault by the Modi government.”
She said “Institutions have been subverted. Political opponents have been hounded. Dissent has been suppressed. Freedom of speech – the most basic of all freedoms – has been sought to be curtailed and silenced”.
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The very values, principles and provisions of the Constitution have come under continued attack from the Modi government. There is an all-pervasive atmosphere of fear and strife across the country, the UPA Chairperson said.
The meeting was attended by Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress’ leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, and many others.