Tue, 23 Feb 2016
Sonia Gandhi Hits Back At PM for Blaming Congress For Parliament Disruption
CP’s Rae Bareli Visit
RAE BARELI: Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks on Parliament disruption, Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi condemned “efforts to suppress her party’s voice” whenever it tried to raise issues concerning the poor and common man in the House during her visit to Rae Bareli on 12th February, 2016. “Whenever Congress party tries to raise issues concerning the common people and the poor, its voice is suppressed and not only this, the blame is also put on it (Congress) and the Nehru-Gandhi family,” she said. Her response came days after PM Modi, while addressing a rally in Guwahati apparently singled out the Gandhi family and accused the Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi and Vice President, Shri Rahul Gandhi of disrupting Parliament to avenge defeat in 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Smt. Sonia Gandhi was addressing office-bearers of the frontal organizations of the party on the second and last day of her visit to her parliamentary constituency Rae Bareli. “Congress believes in composite culture but some forces are busy in spoiling the communal amity of the country... unfortunately these very forces have power in their hands at the Centre,” she was quoted as saying in a function held in Rae Bareli. “They do not have faith in ‘Sarva Dharma Samabhava’ and are weakening constitutional institutions,” she told the officebearers of Youth Congress, NSUI, Seva Dal, SC/ST cell among others. Smt. Sonia Gandhi said that PM Modi’s promises were “hollow” and his intentions were something other than what he claimed. Earlier, she met the electorate at the Bhueymau Guest House and assured of all possible help.
Among those who met her included Delhi University gold medallists Ankita Tripathi and cricketer Samarth Singh. Congress President encouraged them to continue good work in their respective fields. After completing the visit of rural areas, the Congress President went to District Collector’s residence in the city, and met the DM Suryapal Gangawar and paid her condolence on the passing away of his wife. Then, she visited famous Shiar Munnawar Rana’s house in Qila Bazar and expressed her sorrow on the death of his mother Aisha Khatun. Then, she went to went to family of freed fighter Indrasen Singh to express her sorrow on his death.
She also visited the house of senior spokesperson Labh Singh and Nirmal Shukla to express her condolences. She paid a visit to Congress leader Mishrilal Jain who is suffering from some illness. She also reviewed the working of the organisation at the Congress office Tilak Bhawan. She later left for New Delhi. Congress President said that Raebareli was like a family and she would continue to make struggle for their well-fare. Only recently she has approved Rs. 150 crore for roads and Rs. 450 crores for drains and sewers. If there is any obstruction in these works then we shall all join in the struggle.