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BJP threatened by heavy voter turnout: Sonia

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said the heavy turnout in the first phase of Guj polls has "threatened" the BJP.

india Updated: Dec 13, 2007 20:12 IST

The heavy turnout in the first phase of polling in Gujarat has "threatened" the BJP, which is now feeling "impatient", said Congress president Sonia Gandhi at an election rally in Dabhoi on Thursday.

The Congress chief also hit back at the party's anti-terror plank by reminding the people of the Kandahar plane hijack, when the BJP-led government at the Centre had released terrorists.

"BJP bokhala gayee hai (BJP feels frustrated and threatened). The huge turnout in the first phase of polls has made it impatient," Gandhi said at an election rally here.

Responding to BJP's allegation that the Congress-led UPA government was soft on terror, Sonia said, "One should not forget that during the BJP-led government, one of its ministers had gone to Afghanistan to release terrorists".

She said it was Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi who sacrificed their lives fighting terrorism.

She said if Congress came to power, it would give a report of its performance every year as has been done by the UPA government at the Centre".