Taking on Sonia Gandhi in her constituency, BJP leader Uma Bharti on Sunday blamed the Congress for backwardness and poverty in Rae Bareli.
She also asked the Congress chief to give a clarification on the Batla House encounter issue following "contradictory statements" from her party leaders.
Bharti also demanded that Election Commission should take stern action against Salman Khurshid for his recent statements on the minorities' sub quota.
"Matter of Salman Khurshid is not that of a person or party, but that of credibility of the EC. I appeal to the EC that to maintain its credibility, it should take stern action against the minister," Bharti said while addressing an election rally in Bachrawan assembly area.