From PM’s turf, Sonia Gandhi hits out at Modi govt

, 10:59 PM IST

New Delhi:Taking on the Narendra Modi government from the prime minister’s turf, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday night said it is a government of a “handful” of people and industrialists which pays special attention to their needs.

Gandhi, who led an impressive roadshow in Modi’s parliamentary constituency to launch her party’s campaign for the 2017 Assembly elections before it was cut short after she fell ill, also predicted that the government built on the “foundation of false assurances” could not last long.

“This is a government of a handful of people, a handful of industrialists and it pays special attention to their needs. No one bothers about the poor, backward, minorities and our beloved sisters. A large section of the country is feeling neglected and weak and apprehensive about its future,” she said in a statement issued in Varanasi.

“The palace built on false promises cannot last long, people will soon call it to account and would give a befitting response to their false promises,” she added.

I will come back very soon, and then visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, said a statement from Sonia Gandhi.