UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Saturday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said the “autocratic” BJP-led government at Centre is “drunk” on power.
“Modi government is intoxicated with power and it has unleashed hatred. Congress will not bow down, and it will never bow down. Modi Government is autocratic and it's bothering media,” Sonia said while addressing the 84th Congress party plenary session in Delhi.
Referring to Modi’s “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas” and "Na Khaunga Na Khane Dunga" slogans, Sonia Gandhi said that PM’s promises were nothing but all “drama”.
"Congress is fighting the tyrannical Modi Govt. People have begun to realise that the promises made by the BJP in 2014 were hollow," she said.
Gandhi also asked Congress workers to stay united as the party was going through testing times.
“All of us should unite and work together. This is not the time to look at our personal issues. Party's win will be victory for all of us. Congress is not just a political party, but is a vision,” the Congress leader said.
Gandhi, who headed the Congress for over 19 years, also expressed hope that the party, which is losing election after election will rise after Karnataka Assembly elections.
"Fourty years ago, in Chikmagalur, with Indira Gandhi's victory, the Congress party emerged as a stronger party. With the Karnataka Assembly Election, I believe the party will similarly rise again," Gandhi added.
The 84th Indian National Congress Plenary Session began on Saturday at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, with the main focus on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Prominent Congress leaders, including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Opposition leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit and Randeep Surjewala attended the session.