Sonia Gandhi calls Modi govt ‘Dramebaaz’, says Modi made hollow promises

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Former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi today tore into the BJP for being “arrogant and power hungry” and said its “dramebaaz” (“gimmicky”) attitude shorn of sincerity would see the Congress soar again first in Karnataka and then in the rest of India.

“In 2014, when the Modi government came, they talked of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikaas, ‘na khaoonga, na khane doonga’… all dramebaazi (gimmickry) to get votes,” she thundered about the Centre’s slogans, even as thousands of party workers, gathered for the party plenary, erupted in raucous cheers.

The BJP, said Sonia, has only been working towards a “Congress-mukt” (Congress-free) India and not to advance the country.
“In the last four years, this arrogant government has left no stone unturned to destroy the Congress. But Congress has never bent and will never bend,” said the former party president.

Citizens don’t need a Congress-free India, they need a corruption- and vendetta-free India, said Sonia.

“The Modi government’s autocratic behavior, disrespect for Parliament and the Constitution, the fake cases it files against opposition leaders, the harassment of the media … in fighting all of this the Congress is at the forefront. We are exposing Modi and his frauds with proof,” said Sonia, once again her old fiery self.

Sonia also talked about her son Rahul Gandhi who succeeded her as party president in December. She acknowledged it was a difficult time for him to have taken on the mantle.

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