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Sonia tears into Modi, says Aadhaar being 'turned into intrusive instrument of control'

BJP has managed to persuade people that Congress is a Muslim party, she said. Photograph: (Zee News Network)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 09, 2018, 06.31 AM (IST)

Launching a scathing attack on Modi and BJP, former Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday said that Aadhaar is being turned into an intrusive instrument of control while the judiciary is in turmoil. 

Speaking at an event in Mumbai, Sonia said RTI was brought to bring transparency, but today that law is in ''cold storage''.   

Sonia noted that Congress was out-marketed and added that the party has to develop a new style of connecting with people.

''We were out-marketed. We have to really develop a new style of connecting with people. We have to look how we project our programs and policies,'' said the Congress leader. 

"Was India really a giant black hole before May 16, 2014?" a combative Sonia Gandhi asked, adding, "Is this claim not an insult to the intelligence of our people?"

That claim refers to Modi's - and the BJP's - frequent attacks on the Congress, blaming the party for doing nothing in the past 60-70 years that it has been in power.

She also alleged that BJP has managed to persuade people that Congress is a Muslim party. 

''We have always been to temples. When I travelled with Rajiv Gandhi, wherever we used to go, there was always a major temple that we used to visit. But we never made a show of it,'' she noted. 

 

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