CHANDIGARH : Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, hours after he urged voters in Haryana to oust the Congress in the State, saying that the present (NDA) government sought to sell dreams to people during its Lok Sabha election campaign but nothing has materialised so far.
Addressing a rally at Meham ahead of the Assembly elections in Haryana, Sonia asked people if any of the BJP’s election promises have been fulfilled. “What happened to their (BJP’s) promise to bring back black money stashed overseas within 100 days?” she wondered. “Has the BJP fulfilled any promises made as yet, have they taken any steps in this regard. Just being loud doesn’t mean you are truthful,” she said. On the schemes launched by the BJP, Sonia said all were envisaged by the UPA government and the ruling government has just renamed those after having criticised the same schemes during the UPA regime. She urged the people not to be swayed by hollow promises.
Sonia also appealed to all to vote using their mind and not heart and said the Congress was the only party which would ensure that development continues in Haryana. Praising the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government for ushering in all-round development in the State, she said, “In the last 10 years, the Congress 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.”