Insurgency has nothing to do with religion: Sonia

Subscribe to Oneindia News

Bhind, MP, Nov 24 (UNI) A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made an emphatic statement against terror by labelling the scourge as India's biggest problem, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today said that militancy should be uprooted as insurgency has nothing to do with any religion.

''Public should be alert against people who trigger riots,'' the UPA Chairperson said sans naming any party while addressing a rally at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in this district town of poll-bound Madhya Pradesh. The Premier's statement was also made on the campaign trail at this state's Badwani district headquarters.

Alleging that the BJP did not have any issue, Ms Gandhi said the BJP attempted to bring down the Centre's Congress-led government at the time of finalisation of the Indo-US Nuclear Agreement.

''The BJP is asking for an account of 50 years of Congress rule.

We will furnish the account. After independence, my party was involved in building the country but the opposition was sowing seeds of hatred. The Congress understands vexations of farmers and youth,'' she said.

Claiming that her party benefited four crore peasants by waiving Rs 66,000 crore of debt, raised the value of agricultural produce and implemented the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, Ms Gandhi mentioned an endeavour to make women self-reliant by empowering them through the medium of self-help groups.

''A scholarship scheme was implemented for poor children but this state's BJP regime did not properly implement such schemes,'' she alleged.

More UNI XC-AC SV ATI BD1650

Please Wait while comments are loading...