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NDA together just for power: Sonia

May 23, 2003 17:28 IST

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday charged the partners of the National Democratic Alliance with having come together not for the country's progress, but to achieve power.

At a large public meeting at the local police ground in Katni district, Madhya Pradesh, she said all sections of the society were unhappy with the polices of the NDA.

"If every section of society is unhappy, then what was the rationale behind the existence of the NDA government," she asked.

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had from the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi promised to create one crore jobs, but as per the Centre's own economic survey, job opportunities had come down by 68 lakhs, she said.

Sonia said ever since the NDA government assumed office, the condition of the country had deteriorated.

There were no ideological similarities between the partners of the NDA, because of which they quarrelled amongst themselves, she said.

Sonia came to Katni by road from Jabalpur and on the way visited five villages.

Others who addressed the meeting were Chief Minister Digvijay Singh and senior Congress leaders Arjun Singh and Kamal Nath.


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Sub: how cheeky

shame on the congress in the first place to piggy back on an outsider. (how ever love any one has for this lady she is ...


Posted by sg





Sub: What else can Sonia Gandhi say?

Sonia Gandhi is the leader of opposition. Her remarks criticizing NDA Govt. are predictable. The detailed remarks need not have been published. Only one line ...


Posted by Sharad Korde, Thane.





Sub: Power is needed even to light a zero bulb.

Here the NDA is a functioning government. Much more has been achieved in the last five years, than the whole period of 50 years put ...


Posted by chanakya





Sub: anything achieved?

anyway i cant understand what we have achieved in the past 5 years. our economy has been developing consistently the last decade ever since manmohan ...


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