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Sonia accuses BJP of indulging in divisive politics

india Updated: Feb 08, 2009 12:47 IST
Lok Sabha elections

Virtually kickstarting the Congress campaign for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, party president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday targeted the BJP accusing it of indulging in polarisation and divisive politics.

"Grave damage has been done to our secular polity, society and economy by the BJP-led NDA. Their's is a voice of polarisation, of division, of hatred. Ours is a voice of social justice, communal harmony and inclusiveness," she said.

Gandhi, who was addressing a meeting of her party's district and block level office-bearers, said BJP-NDA spoke for the "privileged few" while the Congress was the "voice of the multitude and the aam aadmi".

Noting that safeguarding of the secular polity, unprecedented economic growth and fight against terror were among the Congress-led government's achievements, Gandhi said though the country was reeling under the impact of a global recession, the government had done a commendable job.

"The world is going through a economic recession. There is no room for complacency but India is demonstrating its resilience," she said.