Sonia Gandhi attacks the BJP for 'talking big'

Sonia Gandhi attacks the BJP for 'talking big'

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Lakhimpur, Assam:  Mounting an attack on the BJP, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi today said the Opposition party "talks big" and believes in the "politics of hate."

The Congress has strengthened the country's 'Ganga-Jamuna' culture but the BJP is all out to weaken the country, she said addressing an election rally in Lakhimpur in Assam.

"The opposition, particularly the BJP, are going round the country indulging in big talk but what did their government do when they were in power at the Centre? There is a big difference between talking and working", Mrs Gandhi said.

"We have fulfilled almost all promises made in the 2009 manifesto. We will do the same with the 2014 manifesto and we need your support for this," she said.

"We do not make false promises. What we promise, we deliver. The Congress believes in 'Har Haath Shakti, Har Haath Tarakki (Each hand is power, each hand is progress", Mrs Gandhi said.

"Congress workers in Assam and other places have been sacrificing their lives for the country before independence and even after the country became free, it is they who are engaged in nation-building," she said.

"Where was the BJP and others then? There was no sign of the opposition either before or after independence. They are just engaged in division of the country," Mrs Gandhi charged.

"The Congress has strengthened the country's Ganga-Jamuna culture but the BJP instead of strengthening it, is all out to weaken the country," Mrs Gandhi said.

She urged the people not to be swayed by the "false promises of the opposition but be guided by their own good sense and take a decision to support the Congress and vote for their candidates."

Story First Published: March 30, 2014 13:29 IST

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