BJP creating communal divide, BJD bungling central funds: Sonia Gandhi

Baripada/Balasore (Odisha), Apr 11: Hitting out at both BJP and BJD, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday accused the saffron party of trying to destroy social harmony by creating a communal divide and the ruling party in Odisha of misrule, rampant corruption and loot of central funds.

"BJP seeks to destroy unity and harmony in the country by creating a communal divide. It believes in violence," Gandhi said addressing election rallies at Baripada and Balasore in Odisha.

Asking the people to remain vigilant and alert towards BJP's approach, the Congress chief said the saffron party's ideology would be harmful for the country and appropriate steps must be taken to check it.

Congress, on the other hand, has been working sincerely to ensure unity and harmony in society without showing any discrimination towards any section, she said adding, "Our party's aim is to unite the people, which is the tradition of India."

Stating that both BJP and BJD have the single-point agenda to oppose Congress, the UPA Chairperson said the two parties have been trying to mislead people by levelling false and baseless charges against Congress.

Asking people not to pay heed to "false campaign" launched by BJP and BJD in their bid to gain power, Gandhi said Congress is not worried over the tricks used by these parties as it is sincerely working for the poor and downtrodden.

Stating that Congress has been working for the uplift of tribals, backward, poor, women and weaker sections of society since the days of Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, she said now Rahul Gandhi was trying to make their dream a reality.


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