"Mrs Gandhi and the Congress should first learn and understand what Bharatiyata is," retaliated BJP president Rajnath Singh in an interview to NDTV.
Mrs Gandhi's three-minute address to the country ran on television channels last night as a paid-for ad by the Congress. The BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi alleged that she has been forced onto centrestage in a bid to avert what polls predict will be the worst-ever election defeat for Congress, after a weak campaign led by her son, Rahul.
"All of a sudden Sonia Gandhi has come to the fore to take charge of the campaign. She had thought that her son would do something. But when nothing happened, what could she do?"
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