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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    Abhi
    Dec 16, 2014 at 3:12 am
    Ha ha inflation is reduced to zero Soniaji :)
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      Sudhir
      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
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        digii
        Sep 1, 2014 at 9:53 pm
        jawab do! nuts!
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          Pavi
          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!!
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            MALADI
            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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              vasantrao deshpande
              Sep 2, 2014 at 1:15 pm
              Mr Modi has come just now. Its you and the UPA responsible. Better stop such things.
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                Citizen
                Sep 2, 2014 at 1:54 pm
                How come she just now got up from her slumber or what????? These are/were the guys who ruled the nation for 60 years and brought the nation to this stage. Poor become poorer and pseudo secularists, politicians with out any education, experience, credentials looted the nation's natural resources to become super rich under her own rule during last 10 years we have seen Himalayan SCAMS and loss of national wealth. Inflation, price rise, rapes, lawlessness were the norm during United Pillage ociation's rule. so what is that she is trying to prove Modi can do in 100 days what they were not able to do in 22,000 days??? Is he a magician or what wait for some time probably by that time congi may be wiped out for ever for the good of nation/citizens Jaihind
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