A day after Modi raked up Gandhi's 'Italian connection' with respect to the AgustaWestland scam, Sonia at an election rally in Thiruvananthapuram said: "Yes I was born in Italy. I came to India in 1968 as the daughter-in-law of Indira Gandhi. I have spent 48 years of my life in India. This is my country."
Sonia then trained her guns at the BJP and the RSS and said: "For all of my 48 years here, the RSS, BJP ad others have taunted me to shame me for my brith. I was born to proud and honest parents. I will never be ashamed of them. Yes I have relatives in Italy. I have a 93-year-old mother and two sisters."
PM Modi will never understand my integrity: Sonia
She also said that it is in India's earth that the blood of her loved ones is mingled. "I will die in India and my ashes will be immersed in India as the blood of my loved ones are mixed in this soil. I also know PM Modi will never understand my integrity."
The reference to her Italian roots came after an Italian court named the Congress leader in the AgustaWestland scam. Modi, said that he didnt have any Italian roots nor did he know anyone in Italy but still a court in Italy named an Indian politician in the AgustaWestland case.
Sonia also alleged that Modi and the RSS were indulging in such tricks because they were afraid of the Congress party.