Sonia hits out at BJP accusing it of hate speeches

Sonia hits out at BJP accusing it of hate speeches
PTI
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First Published: Fri, Apr 10 2009. 06 54 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Apr 10 2009. 06 54 PM IST
Sakoli, Maharashtra: Hitting out at BJP, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Friday said the country is aware of communal forces and their leaders who spew venom through their speeches but did not take the name of that party’s Pilibhit candidate Varun Gandhi.
“The country is aware of these forces and leaders who spread venom through their speeches,” said Gandhi addressing a joint poll rally in Vidarbha region along with NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
Though she did not name anyone in connection with her remarks on the hate speeches, it was apparent that the target of her attack, among others, was Varun, who made anti-Muslim remarks.
“Country is alert to parties based on communalism, casteism and regionalism. People do not want such parties which create riots, whose leaders make speeches that lead to hatred and which sends terrorists to Afghanistan like guests,” Gandhi said.
Sharing the dais with Pawar and NCP leader Praful Patel, Gandhi hailed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying he had all the abilities, the experience and the capacity to take the appropriate decisions and provide a stable government to the country.
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First Published: Fri, Apr 10 2009. 06 54 PM IST