Modi and Mamata are ‘threats’ to democracy, says Sonia

  • PTI, Canning (West Bengal)
  • Updated: Apr 27, 2016 17:01 IST
Congress president Sonia Gandhi waves to the crowd during an election campaign rally in South 24 Pargana on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)

Congress president Sonia Gandhi said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee were “threats” to the democracy and pluralism, and they have the “habit” of blaming previous regimes over issues.

“The nexus between Modi and Mamata is a threat for Bengal. These two powers, full of pride, are a threat for democracy. The way Modi government is behaving is a threat for the basics of our country. It is a threat to secularism, democracy and age-old heritage of our country,” she told an election rally.

Gandhi also said that the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government had given false hope to the people of the country.

“Five years back, the TMC had asked for your votes by giving you false hopes and promises. Now it is trying to take your votes by terrorising you. Just like her, Modi too had spoken of dreams two years back,” she said.

She said that both Modi and Mamata had the habit of blaming previous regimes for things not achieved.

“Modiji claimed that Congress has done nothing in the last 60 years. Everything was done in the last two years. I want to say that the Congress has created the constitutional bodies, strengthened the democratic set-up and had made the country self-sufficient in every sphere. Congress had created an atmosphere of peace and brotherhood,” she said.

CPI-M central committee member Sujan Chakrabarty shared the platform with Gandhi, as the Congress president appealed to the people to vote for her party and the Left.

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