Country needs Congress’ experience to fight challenges facing it: Sonia

May 2nd, 2009 - 10:41 pm ICT by ANI  

Sonia Gandhi Shimla, May 2 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said that the country needs the party’s long experience in governance more than ever before to tackle the challenges facing it including terror.

Addressing an election rally in Shimla’s Ridge maidan, Sonia opted to highlight Congress party’s contribution in nation-building since independence.

“The country is facing serious challenges like terrorism from across the border and venom of communalism spread by some power-hungry parties…in this condition India needs Congress which has loads of experience in running government and has honest leadership,” Gandhi said addressing a mammoth rally at the famous Ridge maidan in Shimla.

Citing the “crucial role” played by the Congress party in country’s freedom struggle and in nation-building after independence, Sonia highlighted the contribution of successive Congress regimes at the Centre to the green revolution, telecom and computer revolution besides the construction of mega bridges, roads and power projects across the country.

Once again attacking the BJP leaders on their soft-on-terror charge, Sonia, without naming anybody, asked how the leaders of a coalition which gave “official hospitality” to dreaded terrorists and let them off at Kandahar had the moral courage to talk about fighting terrorism.

Sonia asked her political opponents to introspect and look into their own performance while in power before levelling “baseless allegations” against the Congress-led UPA regarding the manner in which it has dealt with terrorism. (ANI)

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