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No comparison between PM Narendra Modi and Indira Gandhi: Sonia

She also made it clear that she was not 'troubled' by comparisons between Modi and Gandhi

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 21, 2016 9:19 pm
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Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday said there was no comparison between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and late Indira Gandhi and rejected suggestions that the party did not have leaders to take him on. She also made it clear that she was not ‘troubled’ by comparisons between Modi and Gandhi and that her party was taking on the Modi government.

“Every era in politics or history has its own problems, its own leaders and its own opposition. I think the Congress party is taking on the present dispensation,” Sonia Gandhi told India Today TV.

She was replying to a question whether her party needed to be competitive unlike the 60s and 70s when it was dominant and that it did not have a leader to take on Modi.

Asked whether she was troubled by the fact that Modi was being compared with the late Prime Minister as a strong personality, Gandhi said, “It does not trouble me because I do not believe in it. I have my own clear views about it. There is no comparison. Absolutely not.”

To another question that her party did not have a tough and competitive leader like Modi, she said, “I do not agree with that.”

She recalled that Indira Gandhi was ridiculed, insulted and made fun of from within even more than outside when she entered politics, became a Congress president and later Prime Minister.

There was nothing that she did was right. She was able to “overcome” that, Gandhi said.

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    vijay
    Feb 15, 2017 at 2:18 am
    Of course not madam and I am sure Mr.Modi will have no desire to be remotely similar to your mother in law. On the contrary he will be terrified of the thought.
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      vijay
      Feb 15, 2017 at 2:26 am
      Sir,a man has to have break from the skullduggery of politics at regular intervals with his friends and families in England and Italy and at other European destinations We can't grumble about that.
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      1. prakash gotimukul
        Nov 22, 2016 at 7:42 am
        Shut your mouth and dont show your face in media. Disgusting scamqueen, Just shut. Rajdeep can lick as much as he wants but people of India will never forgive.........not for next 100 years . even history will not pardon .
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        1. ASNAR
          Nov 21, 2016 at 4:18 pm
          Obviously. She made bers beginning from bank nationalisation, remember Nagarwala and didn't have any idea of economics blindly pushing Soviet agenda. Becaz of her policies India faced the near bankruptcy, pawing Gold in 1991. Modi is doing well though latest exercise (execution) has been very bad. MOST IMPORTANT - Modi worked hard to become PM whereas she became PM as she was Nehru's daughter.
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            indian
            Nov 21, 2016 at 6:29 pm
            No comparison indeed. His family hasn't looted our country
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