MEHAM: In a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said the new government was behaving as if governments since independence have done nothing for the country and asked him what happened to his promise of bringing back black money.
"They are creating such an atmosphere as if nothing has happened in the country since Independence and they will change everyone's fortunes overnight. Have any steps been taken to fulfil the promises made during the elections.
"...What happened to their promise of getting back the black money from abroad within 100 days of coming to power. Have any steps been taken in this regard? Absolutely not," Gandhi said at a rally here, hours after Modi urged voters in Haryana to oust the Congress.
"A country is not built in a day's time. For the development of a nation it takes years of hard work, the right intention and the willingness to sacrifice," she said.
Accusing Modi government of hijacking policies of previous Congress regimes, she urged the people not to get swayed by "hollow promises" and said that Congress was the only party which would ensure that development continues in Haryana.
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"At the time of the elections, I urge you to take a decision after listening to your brain and not your heart. To seek votes they try to play with your emotions, may hollow promises. Beware of such designs," the Congress President said.
"Those who lure people with their false dreams only to secure power have nothing to do with progress or people of the state," she said.
She also accused the ruling BJP of rechristening the schemes of the UPA and presented them before people, after having criticised the same schemes during UPA regime.
Gandhi also urged people of the state to elect the Congress once again to ensure speedy progress and to take forward the development initiated by the party in the last 10 years for it to be cited as an example across the country.
"Congress is not such a party which believes in presenting others' works as its own," she said.
Praising the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government for ushering in all-round development in various spheres of life, she said, "In the last 10 years, Congress party has laid a strong foundation for the state's progress and will take it forward on the path of development in the next five years...Only Congress party can do this work of initiating development."
She also attacked the BJP and INLD for indulging in "caste politics".