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Grand plans for Mumbai, the pride of our country: Sonia

She was mum on the alliance with the NCP, but Congress president Sonia Gandhi reiterated her party’s resolve to develop better infrastructure in Mumbai, during a fleeting visit to the megalopolis on Monday.

mumbai Updated: Sep 15, 2009 00:46 IST
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She was mum on the alliance with the NCP, but Congress president Sonia Gandhi reiterated her party’s resolve to develop better infrastructure in Mumbai, during a fleeting visit to the megalopolis on Monday.

Speaking at the inauguration of the renovated Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan — the Mumbai regional Congress committee’s offices at Azad Maidan — Sonia said it was her party’s commitment to development in all areas saw the people return the Congress to power at the Centre.

“This is the first time since 1991 that the Congress has won such massive support,” she said. “Mumbai is the pride of our country and we are committed to making all facilities available to its citizens.”

Sonia added that she was confident that Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra would vote for the Congress in the Assembly polls scheduled for October 13.

“There are challenges ahead and we are ready to meet them,” she told party workers. “We will continue to work hard until we achieve saccha swaraj (true independence).”

While the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party, its ally in the state for 10 years, are yet to reach an agreement over how many seats each will contest this time, Gandhi exhorted party workers to keep their josh (energy) intact and strive hard to “keep the Congress flag flying high” even in the Assembly polls.

“I thank you all for reaching out to people with government schemes,” she said.