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Modi 'knowingly ignoring' development in Delhi: Sonia

Slamming Narendra Modi over his attack on the Congress leadership, Sonia Gandhi today accused him of 'closing eyes and resorting to lies' to negate the development carried out during 15 years of her party's rule in Delhi.

india Updated: Nov 24, 2013 20:02 IST

Slamming Narendra Modi over his attack on the Congress leadership, Sonia Gandhi on Sunday accused him of "closing eyes and resorting to lies" to negate the development carried out during 15 years of her party's rule in Delhi.


Lauding chief minister Shiela Dikshit's tenure, she also projected the state as a model of development, accusing the opposition of "knowingly ignoring" the development carried out in Delhi.

Gandhi, however, didn't name either Modi or BJP, which she referred to as "our main opposition party".

In her twelve-minute-long speech in chaste Hindi laced with sarcasm and liberal use of maxims popular in north India, she cautioned the people against those who were trying to "mislead" them in their "sole pursuit of power".

Gandhi's public rally at DDA ground in Shastri Park falling in North East Delhi Parliamentary Constituency represented by PCC chief JP Agrawal, took place a day after Modi's election meeting in Dwarka in which he had attacked Dikshit, accusing her for failing to provide even basic amenties to the people.

He had said that even small states and cities were better off than the national capital. The BJP's prime ministerial candidate had also slammed Congress for its "arrogance" and "born to rule" mindset, attacking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi and Dikshit.