Modi spreading hatred, creating divide among people: Sonia
Cautioning voters in Assam against the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) “communal politics controlled from Nagpur”, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of making grandiose statements during his visits abroad, while “spreading hatred” at home.
“Modiji jab videsh jaate hain toh sabko gale lagate hain aur awam ko lekar badi-badi batein karte hain par desh mein wapas aakar nafrat failate hain (when he goes abroad he embraces all and talks big about the nation, but on returning he is engaged in spreading hatred),” Gandhi told an election rally at Sarukhetry in Barpeta district.
“The danger of communalism is looming large over Assam as the BJP is engaged in spreading communalism and dividing the society, which has thrived for ages on the principles of love, peace and harmony,” Gandhi said.
“Assam is a shining example of harmony with its people following the teachings of Sankardeva and Azaan Fakir. Modiji and his ministers are moving across the state making false promises and creating divide among the people,” she alleged.
“The BJP’s communal politics is controlled from Nagpur and this is a grave danger to democracy,” the Congress president said.
She said the development plan of the Congress had always included people of all religions, castes and creeds and they had taken all parties along. “Congress jodne ka kam karte hain, BJP todne ka (Congress does the work of uniting while BJP of breaking,” she said.
Gandhi alleged that the BJP had no faith in the Constitution or democracy as was evident from “their plan to destabilise the Congress government of Assam and removal of democratically elected governments in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.”
“The Prime Minister is keen to stifle our voice and has not stopped from attacking the Constitution. He has forgotten our nation’s traditions,” she said.