Sonia trains guns at Mayawati

Sonia trains guns at Mayawati

She also took on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for levelling allegations of corruption against the UPA and asked it to instead ‘look within' even as she termed the recent Assembly polls result as indicative of growing support for the Congress.

“We all are ashamed at the brutalities on the farmers,” Sonia said referring to the alleged atrocities at Bhatta-Parsaul villages in Greater Noida while addressing a two-day convention of the state Congress in Varanasi.

“It seems that a conspiracy is on in the state to grab farmers’ land by the government...we will never tolerate this land grabbing by some people for their vested interests,” she declared adding that the new Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation bill would be tabled in the Parliament soon.

“A state of anarchy prevails in the UP. There is no rule of law here...there is lootpat ki rajniti (politics of grabbing) going on in the state,” Sonia said charging the BSP regime with ‘creating hurdles in the way of development of the state’.

She said that the UP lagged behind in development owing to the faulty policies pursued by the successive non-Congress government during the past two decades.

In a sarcastic tone, Congress chief said that the state witnessed several ‘opportunistic alliances’ in the past and one such alliance (BSP-BJP) was for running the government for six months and then handing over power to the other partner.

Sonia sought to corner the allegations of corruption against the UPA government. “Jinke ghar sheeshe ke hote hain, wo dusron par patthar nahi marte (Those who live in house of glass should not pelt stones on others),” Sonia said taking potshots on the opposition parties especially BJP.

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