Sonia has fiercely attacked the BJP government on her first Lok Sabha address. Taking part in the Peoples’ Agenda- Jan Sarokar 2019 event Gandhi said, “Today we are being taught a new definition of patriotism. Those who do not accept diversity are being called patriots. We are being expected that we should tolerate arbitrariness of few people in terms of food, clothing, and freedom of expression.”
UPA chairperson also accused Modi of halting welfare in the country by saying, “Regressive forces have systematically dismantled our institutions. The current government has undermined the welfare architecture that was laid down over last 65 years”.
She added, “When UPA was in power, under the leadership of Dr. Manmohan Singh, govt and civil society worked together. It wasn’t an easy task, but with the support of civil society, our government spearheaded policies that gave shape to the dreams and aspirations of crore of fellow Indians”.
Gandhi also quoted Nehru’s words adding that there is no consideration for convenience or
comfort while shaping future. She added, “There should be no difference in the words and actions of the government. We have shown this before and will do it even further”.
Sonia will contest the elections from Rae Bareli seats which is her home seat since 1999.