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Sonia hits out at opposition for divisive politics

india Updated: Oct 07, 2009 19:39 IST
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Hitting out at the BJP-led opposition for lacking a development agenda, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said they only knew to "build walls between communities to achieve their selfish ends".

Addressing rallies at Jamner and Buldana on the second day of the two-day visit to poll-bound Maharashtra, the Congress president promised crop loans at three per cent interest to overcome the agrarian crisis and targeted the Shiv Sena-BJP combine for its track record on the development front.

"They only build walls between communities to achieve their own selfish ends", she said in her hard-hitting speech at the election rally at Jamner, about 30 Km from Jalgaon.

Describing social harmony as prerequisite for Maharashtra's accelerated progress, she said, "you (the people) will have to think in which direction you want to take Maharashtra."

Gandhi said that Congress-NCP government in the state and the UPA at the centre had brought in "historic" schemes like NREGA, which benefited dalits, women and weaker sections the most.