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New Delhi: Accusing the Narendra Modi government of trying to impose its ideology on people, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said communal frenzy is being created, innocents are killed on rumours and intellectuals are targeted under its rule, which is threatening the country’s democratic and social fabric.
“BJP government is moving away from democratic ideals. It is creating a serious threat for our democracy by imposing its ideology on the people. Communal tension is being created.
“Innocents are being killed on the basis of rumours. The way intellectuals are being attacked, they are being denied freedom to express their views. It is trying to weaken the foundation of social harmony. It is not just sad but also shameful,” Ms. Gandhi said at an election rally in Buxar.
She also hit out at Mr. Modi for “failing” to fulfil the promises made by him to the public, especially with regard to farmers, women and youth.
“I want to tell you all this especially to the youth that there was a time that due to colonial rule, there was nothing left in the country. In the last sixty years, the Congress party has ushered revolutionary changes in education, health, agriculture, industry as well as nuclear and other areas.
“It protected the unity, integrity and the legacy of the country. The party took the country on the path of progress and protected the social fabric for which it sacrificed its leaders.
“We made the democracy strong because of which Mr. Modi today could become the Prime Minister. Has all this been done in last one-and-a half years? If you cannot see the progress brought by the Congress, then whose fault is it? It is yours.”