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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First Published on: November 21, 2016 9:09 pm
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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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        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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          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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              Anonymous
              Nov 22, 2016 at 11:13 am
              yes , Modi will be remembered as a PM who took the tough decisons to make lives of Indians better. Indira hi whilst a good leade in times of war thrustt upon this country an inept dynasty who seem to feel that they have a right to rule and the congress partt that seems to think that they can only survive with as party with the Indira Dynasty at the helm. It is such matter of shame to have such in a grate country like ours.
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                Dinesh
                Nov 21, 2016 at 8:41 pm
                Rizwan Mohiuddin your comment is like your brain is in your ARSHE
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                  Dinesh
                  Nov 21, 2016 at 8:39 pm
                  Sonai you use to work in London Night Club as Waitress and sell your service remember then you met you husband before that you had boyfriend so you are gold digger cow
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                    Krishna
                    Nov 21, 2016 at 4:31 pm
                    Correct - Modi is making India better!
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                      IML sood
                      Nov 21, 2016 at 6:18 pm
                      Only stupid jokers and looters of this country support Nehru hi clan.
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                        Jiho Junket
                        Nov 21, 2016 at 11:52 pm
                        Sonia is absolutely right on this one. Modi would never allow conditions in his party where a foreigner will usurp all powers. Indira hi was blinded by love for her own children like Dridharashtra of Mahabharat. Everyone knows the result and the price paid by Bharathians then and now!
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                          Mpatel
                          Nov 22, 2016 at 3:16 pm
                          Indira hi had imposed emergency to protect her and looted India for decades and treated the country like her kingdom so how can we compare her with Modi?
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                            Mpatel
                            Nov 22, 2016 at 3:18 pm
                            She did not do for nation but for her family and stupid people like you are still voting for dynastic rule.
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                              Mpatel
                              Nov 22, 2016 at 3:17 pm
                              Why congress had no leader?
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                                MyTake
                                Nov 21, 2016 at 6:47 pm
                                ... Indira hi made her contribution whatever she could but that contribution has also been overridden by the sin of later day "sa-ints" in Congress! Scr-ipture says one sixth of sin of a leader is shared by the people, what to speak of share of sin attributed to the leaders in the same line-age! Make your guess!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Only solution to above is all the later day "sa-ints" in Congress leave politics for good giving people some breathing space and time to and make their honest opinion about it! More one puts the -hian ma-sk more one is inviting the tro-uble - people don't like this Pick-aboo ga-mes of the Kin-der Gar-ten kind any more!!!!
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                                  MyTake
                                  Nov 21, 2016 at 7:05 pm
                                  Congress and its friends were saying before election that Modi is a "man-eater"!lt;br/gt;Why now they are even bothered to think about comparison of the few who are wishing to make it, even though Modi is much more than that!! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;More these people progress taking the ladder of evolution, they will be able to get a sense of what Modi really is! Common people have no problem understanding Modi simply because he is just one of them, he thinks like them, he talks like them in their own language of pain and gain, hard work, honesty and integrity!!
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                                    MyTake
                                    Nov 21, 2016 at 6:34 pm
                                    In last election Congress secured only 44 seats. In next election opposition combined likely to get no more than 44 seats!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Why? lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;1) Because people in general are continuously getting educated every day and getting "Modified" for the better while the cro-oks and actors in politics are getting "Modi-fr-ied"!lt;br/gt;2) Old voters are finding new meanings to old leader's "prabachan" which they were missing all these days because of Stock-Holme syndrome!lt;br/gt;3) New voters who are coming into the system every day have totally different yardstick for measurement and a totally new "litmus" test kit in their kitty! These new voters are increasingly becoming influential and confident of their future, which they believe they can make it themselves and do not need the "Ma Bap" formula!!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;No wonder the freebie-Walla will be crying on the side line but more they cry more the system is confirming: course of taken at last is the correct one!!
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                                      MyTake
                                      Nov 21, 2016 at 6:20 pm
                                      People don't need comparison, need action! lt;br/gt;Let the history make the final decision (would not take more than 20 years to come to a conclusion) but don't bring LICENCE Raj into leadership! People had enough of this b u l l s h i t!!
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                                        MyTake
                                        Nov 21, 2016 at 10:40 pm
                                        @Damienlt;br/gt;...Is that something new? Just listen to TV talk show they way most of them talk. They think blub-bering is called arguing!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;On the flip side why you think, the Indians were colonized and moreover still finding it difficult to get rid of the col-onial mentality!!!
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                                          Ompuri
                                          Nov 21, 2016 at 8:57 pm
                                          Dines People like you are real by product of Modi's india. Rude ignorant and jerk. Call yourself religious bhktas but your kind shame Hindu religion.
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                                            Ompuri
                                            Nov 21, 2016 at 7:57 pm
                                            Modi is a dictator and a fraud. He is not a responsible individual as a leader or a person. He never looked after his parents or his wife. Nearly two thousand Muslims slaughtered and thousands suffered when he was gujrat chief minister. Since he became PM political climate became poisonous and volatile because of his rabble rousing. He is just a fekoo and failure.
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