Launching a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi led Central Government, Former Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said, ‘Bluff, bluster and intimidation” have been its governance philosophy while asserting that her party will confront political adversaries with all its vigour.
Sonia Gandhi’s remarks about the Central Government came while addressing the Congress Parliamentary Party’s general body meeting. Sonia Gandhi in her address also hailed party president Rahul Gandhi, saying he has brought fresh energy into the party organisation and has put together a team which blends experience and youth as well.
Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh, party leader Mallikarjun Kharge & other leaders arrive for the Congress Parliamentary Party's general body meeting. pic.twitter.com/jmw7MmAQGd
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Apart from Sonia Gandhi, Congress Senior Leader Mallikarjun Kharge, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also attended the Party’s General Body Meeting. Congress President Rahul Gandhi was also present in the General Body meeting. Sonia Gandhi, the Former Congress President, while asserting of new hope said, ‘We go to the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls with renewed confidence and resolve. Our victories in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh have given us new hope.’
Further lauding her son and Party President Rahul Gandhi, Ms. Gandhi said, ‘Our opponents were earlier projected as being invincible. The Congress president took them head-on, mobilizing and motivating lakhs of our workers who, with him, gave their all‘.
She while speaking at the General Body meeting pointed guns towards BJP Led Central Government, she said, “The very foundations of our democratic republic, of our secular republic, have come under systematic assault by the Modi government.”
The very values, principles, and provisions of the Constitution have come under continued attack from the Modi government, she alleged
She also alleged Modi Government of destroying Central Institutions and said, ‘Institutions have been subverted. Political opponents have been hounded. Dissent has been suppressed. Freedom of speech – the most basic of all freedoms – has been sought to be curtailed and silenced,” the UPA chairperson said.
“Bluff, bluster, and intimidation have been the Governance philosophy of the Modi government. Truth and transparency have been brazenly tossed aside,” Sonia Gandhi alleged.
There is an all-pervasive atmosphere of fear and strife across the country, she claimed.
(With Inputs from ANI)