Sonia Gandhi attacks Advani for repeatedly criticising Manmohan Singh

April 11th, 2009 - 11:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Sonia Gandhi Jamui (Bihar), Apr 11 (ANI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday attacked Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani for repeatedly criticizing Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

“Advani should tell me what his contributions as country’s Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister are? Indian parliament was attacked. Raghunath Mandir was attacked. Akshardham temple was attacked, but what did Advani do? His government escorted the terrorists arrested by the Congress government to Afghanistan and set them free,” Gandhi alleged.

Gandhi said that the saffron party had no issues to talk about.

“The BJP has no issues so they are talking rubbish. Not the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and Advani, but the Congress and Manmohan have the guts to fight terror. It was due to the diplomatic pressure from the prime minister that Pakistan acknowledged that the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attack belonged to their country,” she added.

The Congress president also targeted the NDA government in Bihar and its predecessor Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) regime, saying what happened to Bihar in the last 10-15 years was no secret.

“The UPA government gave Rs. 2.25 lakh crore to Bihar for execution of ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ for universal education, money for constructing 13,000 school buildings and providing electricity to 20,000 villages under the ‘Bharat Nirman Yojana,” she added.

Gandhi also attacked the RJD and LJP, saying the leaders had formed the ‘Fourth Front’ with “an eye on the chair”.

“These days it has become fashionable to launch fronts. Third Front, Fourth Front, there can be many more coming. All these fronts are formed with an eye on the chair, nothing else. Several such fronts were born in the past and faded away. Do any of these fronts have the guts to fight communalism, poverty and terror? Have they been able to ever open a front like the Congress against these menaces? These fronts have no vision for running governments,” she added.

Gandhi reiterated that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was the only one who could take all sections together to provide stability to the government. (ANI)

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