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Sonia hits out at Third and Fourth Fronts

india Updated: Apr 18, 2009 18:13 IST

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Lashing out at the Third and Fourth Fronts, Congress president Sonia Gandhi today said that these were formed to "grab power and chair".

"There are several fronts for grabbing power and chair. These fronts have no ideals, principles and also no future," Gandhi told an election meeting here.

These fronts, she said, also have no political agenda for the betterment of the country and welfare of the people except to criticise the UPA government at the Centre headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Hitting out at BJP, she said, "Congress never does politics in the name of religion on communal lines, whereas BJP is a communal party with an agenda to divide society."

The UPA chairperson also lambasted the Naveen Patnaik government in Orissa accusing it of "throwing all development works and welfare schemes into the sea".

Though the Congress-led UPA government pumped in thousands of crores of rupees into Orissa for development, the BJD failed to utilise the funds, Gandhi said.

The state, she said, had been pushed to backwardness due to "misrule" by the Naveen Patnaik government in the last nine years.