BJP's State Executive Committee member Satish Agarwal on Wednesday, Jan 30 filed a fresh petition against the Congress President accusing her of breaking promises which she allegedly had made in party manifesto before the 2004 general elections.
Filing the petition before the Malkajgiri court of Ranga Reddy district, Mr Agarwal claimed that Mrs Gandhi allegedly had promised to carve a separate Telangana state out of Andhra Pradesh.
Even Sonia Gandhi had promised Telangana at a public meeting in Karimnagar district during an election campaign in 2004, Mr Agarwal said. Despite the Congress's victory in that election, Congress prolonged the decision on creating Telangana state.
The Congress leaders gave a commitment on the demand for a Telangana state but the promise has not been fulfilled, he said in the petition and alleged only Sonia Gandhi was responsible for the delay in not granting statehood to the region, which in turn resulted in a spate of suicides there.
Mr Agarwal in his petition also claimed the delay forces the region's youth to commit suicide and sought the court to issue a direction to the police to register of a case under cheating and other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code against the UPA chairperson. The court will hear the matter on Thursday.
(With PTI inputs)