Agencies, Sidhi, MP
Congress President Sonia Gandhi today described the current Lok Sabha elections as a confrontation between two ideologies with the forces who divide people being on the one side and the Congress on the other.
“On the one hand, there are forces that divide people, put brothers against each other and intend to come to power by any means. On the other hand, there is Congress that has worked towards maintaining unity and shown new ray of hope. You have to decide which ideology you choose for the country,” said Ms Gandhi while addressing an election rally here. Asserting that the Congress never makes false promises, she said that the party fulfilled almost all the promises it made in its manifestoes in 2004 and 2009. She promised that the Congress would implement its every promise if voted back to power.
Launching an attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government in Madhya Pradesh, Ms Gandhi said that the Congress had time and again been criticised for corruption but corruption was rampant in Madhya Pradesh. “Ministers and government employees are involved in corruption cases.
The Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam has come up. Mafia are ruling the roost,” she said. In a rebuttal of the allegations of discriminatory attitude by the Centre against the Madhya Pradesh Government, the Congress President said that the Centre had provided enough funds to the government but only people could speak whether the benefit actually reached them.