Launching a scathing attack on communal forces, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today warned that such people with a 'Mask of Patriotism' were internally damaging the unity of the country.
"We should be on guard against such forces who are a threat to both unity and peace. These forces are against the prosperity of the nation," Gandhi said without naming any party.
Addressing a poll meeting in support of party candidate Niel Tirkey from Khunti Lok Sabha constituency, she said the people despite having different religious faith, desire peace and communal harmony.
Praising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's skill in controlling the economic condition of the country amid global slowdown, Gandhi claimed that in this hour the country required a strong and stable government which the Congress and its allies could only provide.