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Modi Ji Uses Names Of Historic Heroes For Political Motives: Sonia Gandhi

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| May 8 , 2018 , 18:46 IST

For the first time in 2 years, former Congress President Sonia Gandhi addressed a rally in Karnataka's Vijayapura after leaving the roadshow in Varanasi ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections in 2016 and threw full-blown attacks at BJP and PM Narendra Modi.

With only 4 days left for Karnataka polls, both the major parties are trying their best to woo the voters. Making another attempt at turning the state against Prime Minister Modi, the 71-year-old, "I know you will not let the Modi government succeed in the May 12 polls. 

The UPA chairperson threw a sharp attack at Prime Minister by accusing him of distorting historical facts for selfish reasons. She said, "Wherever Modi Ji goes, he says wrong things and distorts historical facts. He uses the names of heroes from our history for his political motives."

Narendra Modi is often referred to as a great speaker to which Sonia stated, "Modi ji is proud of the fact that he is a very good orator, I agree with this. He speaks like an actor. I'll be happy is his speeches can end hunger of the country but speeches cannot fill empty stomachs, food is needed for that."

She also accused BJP government of playing bias game with Karnataka stating, "All states that suffered drought were given compensation (by Centre), Karnataka was provided with the least, this was like rubbing salting into the wounds of farmers. I ask Modi ji, is this your 'sabka-saath, sabka-vikas?"

Stating that Congress has worked tirelessly for the development of Karnataka, Sonia stated, "We have worked tirelessly for the poor. We started Mahatma Gandhi NREGA scheme which was objected by the BJP and by Modi Ji," urging people to vote for Congress.

Ending her speech with the chants of 'Jai Hind, Jai Karnataka', Sonia Gandhi said, "I'm confident that the people of Karnataka would see through the lies of the BJP and will re-elect Congress for inclusive governance."