Sonia launches Cong rally in Haryana

Sonia launches Cong rally in Haryana

Sonia launches Cong rally in Haryana

 Battling 10 years of anti-incumbency feeling among the people of the state, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday chose the safe confines of this party stronghold to launch her campaign for the October 15 Assembly elections.

Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the 67-year-old leader cautioned voters against the false promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party.

“Less than four months back, some parties had made some false promises. They are back to doing the same. Have prices of essential commodities decreased? Have they brought back black money,” Gandhi asked, addressing an impressive rally at Anaj Mandi here.

The Congress president appeared ill at ease addressing her first public rally after the party’s humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha elections. She was showing signs of sore throat, coughing a couple of times during her 10-minute address.

She hit out at Modi for appropriating the schemes launched by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government .

 She  sought to remind the voters that the cancer institute that Modi had promised to establish at Jhajjar was already done by the UPA.

“This is a time to take well-considered decisions and not to get carried away by emotions,” said Gandhi.

“Those selling false dreams have nothing to do with development. The one who shouts the loudest is never truthful. Do not be swayed by such people,” she said in an apparent reference to Modi. Meham is part of the Rohtak parliamentary seat represented by Deepender Hooda, the son of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.