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BJP hits back at Sonia, says strong PM answer to country’s problems

BJP fielded Union Law and Justice minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to react to Sonia’s election speech in Haryana on Saturday.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: October 6, 2014 12:31 am

The ruling BJP slammed Congress president Sonia Gandhi for her accusation that the Narendra Modi government had been giving “hollow promises” and said her speech writers had not done their home work even as the party listed the achievements of the BJP-led government in its four-month rule.

The BJP fielded Union Law and Justice minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to react to Sonia’s election speech in Haryana on Saturday.

According to Prasad, a strong leader like Modi is the BJP’s answer to the problems country is facing. “Soniaji, your government had given a weak PM and no one including the party or any minister were listening to him. BJP has given a strong PM… India today has a towering leader, a powerful PM whose voice is heard not only in the country but in the entire world over with respect and admiration because of his track record of governance,” the Union minister said.

“It is now trusted and feted the world over. India’s rating was down, now it has gone up after Modi became PM,” Prasad said.

Driving home the BJP’s allegation that it was Sonia who called the shots during the Congress-led UPA government under Manmohan Singh, Prasad took a swipe at the Congress chief. “Soniaji’s problem is that why decisions are being made from 7, Race Course Road (PM residence) and why there has not been any national advisory council? Why there has not been any 10, Janpath (Sonia residence)?”

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