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Cong prepared to face the polls: Sonia

delhi Updated: Nov 15, 2008 20:09 IST

Accusing the BJP of having a "hidden agenda", Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Staurday said the party was fully prepared to face the polls in six states.

"The Congress is fully prepared to face these coming polls and has the twin goals of human welfare and development as its programme for the nation. It does not have any hidden agenda like that of the BJP," she said in the latest issue of party mouthpiece 'Congress Sandesh'.

Gandhi criticised the functioning of the BJP governments in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

"Today, Madhya Pradesh has the distinction of having the largest number of people who live dangerously close to starvation," she said.

On the functioning of the Rajasthan government, she said, "Ethnic rivalries have surfaced due to policies of the BJP government. The minority communities have been systematically targeted by the fundamentalist groups".

Referring to Jammu and Kashmir, she said the party welcomes the decision of the Election Commission to hold elections in the state on time.

"The Congress has focused on development in the state. It has pushed for border trade and it is a welcome sign that it has resumed," she said.

Referring to the inauguration of the Baghliar Dam by the prime minister recently, she said it will turn the state into an energy surplus state.