NDA corrupt, opportunist: Sonia

Updated on May 03, 2004 10:17 AM IST

Also terming the NDA Govt "narrow minded", Sonia Gandhi alleged it had indulged in large-scale corruption.

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Terming the BJP-led NDA government as "opportunist" and "narrow minded", Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday alleged it indulged in large scale corruption.

"Tall claims of the NDA to provide corruption free government has proved hollow.... In fact, even coffins of soldiers were on sale in the NDA regime," she told an election rally here in favour of party candidate Sukhbans Kaur Bhinder from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat.

The BJP, which promised employment to one crore youth, did nothing for the unemployed, Gandhi said.

The Congress President said the NDA government was "opportunist and narrow minded".

She claimed all sections of the society, specially women and dalits, were unhappy with the policies of the BJP-led government.

Promising to provide "maximum rights" to women, Gandhi, in her brief address, assured that Congress, if voted to power, would work for rebuilding the country.
Describing the NDA alliance as "conglomeration of contradictions", Gandhi said its government had nothing to claim.

Rejecting BJP-led NDA's claims of nuclear development and economic liberalisation, she said planning for it was done much earlier by the Congress government.

Describing Akali Dal and BJP as "criminal" parties, Gandhi said the political fight launched by Congress against the two was age old.

If the electorate did not prevent the NDA from gaining power at the Centre, they will have to suffer for another five years, she claimed.

"The people in return of their votes to the BJP will only get Godhra massacre and criminal rights in the country", the Congress chief said.

Asserting that Congress stands for development of the country, she said the aim of her party was not to gain power but to stop communal forces from coming to power.

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