The fire of hatred being ignited has taken a heavy toll on the lives of people, said Congress chief Sonia Gandhi while speaking at the party’s Chintan Shivir in Udaipur on Friday.
“This is having serious social consequences, much more serious than we can imagine,” Sonia said.
The Congress’ three-day Chintan Shivir, a brainstorming session, began in Udaipur, Rajasthan on Friday. Around 400 leaders, including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, are attending the Chintan Shivir.
“‘Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir’ gives us an opportunity to discuss amongst us the numerous challenges that the country is facing as a result of the policies of the BJP, RSS, and its affiliates,” Sonia told the audience.
“By now it has become abundantly and painfully clear what PM Modi and his colleagues really mean by their slogan ‘Maximum governance, minimum government’,” she added.
Continuing her attack on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Sonia Gandhi also said: “It means keeping the country in a permanent state of polarisation, compelling people to live in a constant state of fear and insecurity, viciously targeting victimising and often brutalising minorities who’re an integral part of our society and equal citizen of our republic.”
Sonia also urged her partymen to express views openly at Shivir, but one message of strong party and unity should go out to the country.