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'PM Modi destroying country, opposition leaders being forced to join BJP': Sonia Gandhi in Jaipur

Apr 06, 2024 02:54 PM IST

Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of forcing the opposition leaders to join the saffron party.

Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of “destroying” the country and its democracy. She also alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is forcing the opposition leaders to join the saffron party ahead of the Lok Sabha election.

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi (File Photo)
Congress leader Sonia Gandhi (File Photo)

“Today our country's democracy is in danger. Democratic institutions are being destroyed and a conspiracy is being hatched to change our Constitution…In the last 10 years, the government left no stone unturned to promote unemployment, inflation, inequality, atrocities…What the Modi government has done is in front of us all,” Gandhi said while addressing a rally in Jaipur.

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She added, “Considering himself great, Modi ji is tearing apart the dignity of the country and its democracy.”

Sonia Gandhi, along with Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and other leaders of the grand old party held a rally in Jaipur to publicly launch its poll manifesto ‘Nyay Patra’.

Addressing the event earlier, Priyanka Gandhi also said that the opposition was under attack under the BJP rule at the Centre, referring to the arrest of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren.

The Congress released its manifesto on Friday which emphasised on ‘Paanch Nyay’ (five pillars of justice) - ‘Yuva Nyay’, ‘Naari Nyay’, ‘Kisaan Nyay’, ‘Shramik Nyay’, and ‘Hissedari Nyay’. The party, in its manifesto, also promised a legal guarantee to minimum support price (MSP), a national minimum wage at 400 per day, reform of personal laws, nationwide caste census, and to pass a constitutional amendment to raise the 50 percent cap on reservations for SC, ST, and OBC, among others.

PM Modi's attack on Congress manifesto

Meanwhile, PM Modi on Saturday hit out at the Congress over its election manifesto, calling it an “imprint of the Muslim League”. “The kind of manifesto released by Congress yesterday proves that today's Congress is completely cut off from the hopes and aspirations of today's India. The same thinking is reflected in the Congress manifesto which was there in the Muslim League during the freedom movement,” he said during a public meeting in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur.

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