TDN World Desk: Congress party Chief Sonia Gandhi seems to have reappeared in the political turf in her former composure and agile temperament. Be it Hariyana urban poll or forming coaliation government in Maharashtra, back to back victory for Congress party seem to have added some fresh air and vitalised the party as an active opposition once again.
On Thursday, Sonia Gandhi hurled sharp criticism against Bharatiya Janata Party for its proposed nationwide NRC policyb and the intent to pass Citizenship Amendment Bill.
Addressing a meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Party, asserting her party’s stance on NRC and CAB sonia said,“The whole of the northeast is in turmoil because of these amendments. And because the NRC project implemented in Assam, monitored by the Supreme Court, has not fulfilled the RSS-BJP expectations and propaganda, there is now clamour for a fresh NRC. The Home Minister is also speaking of unleashing an NRC in the entire country — a step that will lead to more fear and panic.”
Attacking MOdi-Shah jodi, Gandhi said, as quoted by The Indian Express, the “Modi-Shah government is bankrupt of decency and is clueless on how to manage the grave problems facing the country”. She said, “To divert the attention of our people from their day-to-day livelihood concerns, the PM and his Home Minister persist in pursuing divisive policies. These issues, like the one relating to amendments in the citizenship law, strike at the very foundations of our Constitution. It is sheer hypocrisy on the part of the Modi-Shah establishment to celebrate November 26 as Constitution Day while deceitfully subverting this sacred document…”
On this occassion, Sonia Gandhi, for the first time, putting aside here reservation on Jammu and Kashmir, spoke against BJP’s abrogation of Article 370.
Sonia, the septuagenarian Congress leader, said that democracy was subverted when Article 370 was abrogated “under the blatantly false promise of a new beginning in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh”.
“But the ground realities are completely different… Former chief ministers who in the past were political allies of the BJP, MLAs, political workers, ordinary people who believed in the idea of India… have been under house arrest for months.”