LS poll result against parties doing caste and communal politics: Sonia

June 11th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI  

Sonia Gandhi Rai Bareli (Uttar Pradesh), June 11 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said the Lok Sabha poll results show that voters have rejected parties indulging in caste and communal politics.

“People of the country have discarded those parties which play politics of caste or raise communal slogans to fan religious sentiments,” said Gandhi.

On her first visit to her constituency after UPA’s return to power, she said the victory of Congress reflected that people voted for development.

Gandhi credited the success to the good work done by it at the Centre and said the Congress-led coalition used its development agenda to counter the anti-incumbency factor raised by the opposition.

“We tried to fulfil promises made during 2004 Lok Sabha polls and implemented a number of schemes including the loan-waiver to farmers and flagship rural job guarantee programme,” she said.

Regretting that she could not spend much time in her constituency today, Gandhi assured party workers that whenever she came next time, she would spend two-three days.

“This time I could spend only 4-5 hours but next time I will stay for 2-3 days and visit villages,” Gandhi promised while thanking them for ensuring her victory with a huge margin. (ANI)

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