Bijapur: First time since August 2016, United Progressive Alliance chairperson and ex-Congress president Sonia Gandhi has hit the campaign trail with a rally in Karnataka’s Bijapur area.
Addressing the rally, Sonia Gandhi said, “I am proud to be here in Bijapur, this is a place where cultures meet.””We have worked tirelessly for the poor. We started Mahatma Gandhi NREGA scheme which was objected by the BJP & by Modi ji. It is unfortunate that BJP has opposed all our good policies”, Sonia Gandhi said in Bijapur.
Attacking PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi in Bijapur said, “Farmers of Karnataka have been suffering due to drought, your CM Siddaramaiah wanted to meet PM over this issues but he refused. By doing this he has insulted not only the farmers but also the state of Karnataka.”
Sonia Gandhi said, “All states that suffered drought were given compensation (by centre), Karnataka was provided with the least, this was like rubbing salting into the wounds of farmers. I ask Modi ji, is this your ‘sabka-saath, sabka-vikas?'”
She slammed the Modi government and said that the inflation was touching skies. “Modi sarkar is increasing petrol, diesel prices and the prices of basic necessities.”