Sonia Targets BJP, Says Sadhus and Sadhvis Dividing Society

Published: 10th December 2014 07:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th December 2014 07:49 PM   |  A+A-


JAMMU: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday  attacked the Narendra Modi government for not taking any action against its minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti for her objectionable comments and alleged that it has no respect for democracy and was working to divide people on communal lines.

"No action was taken against the Sadhvi for using objectionable language," Gandhi said while addressing a poll rally here on Wednesday.

"They (BJP) want people to fight on the name of religion. BJP has no respect for secularism and democracy. Their sadhus and sadhvis are dividing the society by using objectionable language against a particular community," she alleged.

Gandhi said that her party was committed for the "one time resettlement" of the refugees and the party was also working to give plots of land to border residents.

"We are committed to provide an honourable living condition to the Kashmiri Pandits and other migrants. We will work for the weaker section of the society, Dalits, minorities and women. Will work for their empowerment," she said.

She accused the Centre of increasing corruption in the country by diluting the Right to Information Act.

"To fight corruption, Congress gave common men a tool in  the form of Right to Information Act. The act was meant to check and stop corruption, however, since coming to power the BJP government is weakening the act to benefit the corrupt and increase the corruption in the country."

Gandhi alleged that the BJP was "trapping" the voters by making promises that they will never fulfil after coming to power in the state.

"They make big promises which they don't fulfil. Before elections they show green pastures to the people but when they come to power they forget all those promises," Gandhi said.

The Congress leader said that 'ache din'(good days) promised by the BJP before coming to the power were still awaited by the people of the country.

"They always take a U-turn on their promises, they had promised to bring back the black money in 100 days and deposit Rs 15 lakh each in the account of every citizen, but now after coming to power they are not even disclosing the names of the people who hold black money," she said.


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