Sonia wishes Modi on election win

Congress President Sonia Gandhi sent a letter of congratulation to the BJP leader on Tuesday.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: May 23, 2014 12:51 am

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has written a letter to Narendra Modi, congratulating him for being elected as the parliamentary party leader of the BJP.

Sources said Sonia had written the one-line letter to Modi on May 20 immediately after his election as the parliamentary party leader. “I congratulate you on being unanimously elected as the leader of the parliamentary party,” the letter hand delivered to Gujarat Bhavan said.

Sonia and vice-president Rahul Gandhi had come in for criticism from the BJP for not congratulating Modi on his landslide victory.

“Though the American president, British prime minister, scores of prime ministers from across the globe, including our neighbours like Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have greeted Narendra Modi, the Congress president and vice-president do not have the courtesy to greet the person who has got such a massive mandate,” senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu had said.

Both Sonia and Rahul had congratulated the new government and wished it well on the day the results came out but did not name either the BJP or Modi. The Congress’s decision on Thursday to reveal that Sonia had written to Modi seems to be an attempt to counter the attack.

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    manohar sharma
    May 23, 2014 at 3:56 am
    It only confirms that they are still in reactive mode.It seems they are unable to pro-act on any thing...Whenever any one does not act but only reacts,one can conclusively say that such person/organisation is either stuck in the time warp or in the arrogance due to perception of superiority.
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      Bharatvasi
      May 22, 2014 at 4:49 pm
      All her speech and letter writers have deserted congress , hence such delay for congratulations or could not bribe BJP members to defect to join congress.
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        Prashant Patel
        May 22, 2014 at 4:53 pm
        she was lost in translation.
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          Neeraj
          May 22, 2014 at 7:47 pm
          this is bjp isshtyle, just say anything and then get exposed
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            aaplok
            May 22, 2014 at 6:20 pm
            atlast better sense prevailed , keep nation above politics and make positive contribution soon congress will prevail - ache din ayege!! no issues!!
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              paamela
              May 22, 2014 at 3:22 pm
              Accepting defeat and congratulating the opponent must have been hard on this lady but with the threat of probes on members of her family, she might have decided to write a note belatedly. Who knows who in her family will get stuck in US airport with $$$$ or get dragged in cases , so she is thinking ahead and wrote this letter of congratulations. ,
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                Citizen
                May 22, 2014 at 5:11 pm
                Good some enlightenment at last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jaihind
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                  Vijay Ranade
                  May 22, 2014 at 7:13 pm
                  The hi family members must quit politics altogether sinc BJP will try to implicate their son-in-law in land grab case . This will ruin their retion .
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