In Rae Bareli, Sonia Gandhi targets Modi over price rise

This is Sonia’s first visit to villages of her constituency after Lok Sabha elections.

Written by Maulshree Seth | Rae Bareli | Updated: December 16, 2014 10:27 am
sonia Sonia Gandhi visits a villager in Rae Bareli on Monday. Source:PTI

Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday slammed the Centre over rising prices after seeking opinion of villagers in her constituency, Rae Bareli, on whether they felt inflation has gone down in the 100 days of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government.

“Mehngai kam hui kya (has inflation gone down?” she asked locals while going village-to-village collecting applications and listening to their problems.

Stating that villagers were a better judge of Modi’s 100 days and the promises he had made, she asked them: “Jawab do, kaise rahe yeh din? Kya vayede pure hue? Kya mehngai kam hui?(Answer me, how have been these days? Have promises been fulfilled? Has inflation gone down?).”

As villagers in Harchandpur block of Rae Bareli started narrating how rates of food items were going up, Sonia, talking to The Indian Express said, “This is the actual truth of 100 days of NDA government. They made many promises but fulfilled none”.

This is Sonia’s first visit to villages of her constituency after Lok Sabha elections. During an earlier visit, she had spent just a few hours thanking party workers for her victory.

Asked if Congress needed to become more aggressive in UP, Sonia said, “We should become more aggressive everywhere. We are gradually picking up in UP.”

Sonia went door-to-door in five villages asking locals, especially women, about their problems. She started from Tanda village in Harchandpur block that gave her maximum votes during Lok Sabha elections. Villagers complained that for the past few months, they were hardly getting two to three hours of electricity in a day and even for these hours, the schedule was not regular.

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  1. A
    Dec 16, 2014 at 3:12 am
    Ha ha inflation is reduced to zero Soniaji :)
    1. S
      Sep 2, 2014 at 10:09 am
      Wrong Congress Policyof STEEL--150 years back, British empire used to take away raw cotton from India & sell readymade cloth to India.Thus depriving of value added activities & employment to Indians. Todaysame thing is happening in Congress rule. Indiais exporting Iron Oreto China & Importing Hot rolled coils & TMT Bars to India. Everyoneshould fight against this. We are losing employment, foreign exchange, securityto China.Please raise voice against this
      1. D
        Sep 1, 2014 at 9:53 pm
        jawab do! nuts!
        1. P
          Dec 16, 2014 at 7:13 am
          She is such a fool. All newspapers are reporting zero percent inflation on front page, and Sonia is targeting government on price rise!!
          1. M
            Dec 16, 2014 at 5:06 am
            mehngai kam kya?..she asked perhaps as she is so rich that she herself can not feel any change in mehangai ???.. drama creation by corrupt
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