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Sonia Gandhi slams ‘communal politics’

Gandhi was addressing a rally at Jalalpur town, campaigning for her party's Manjhi candidate Vijay Shanker Dubey. Manjhi votes on October 28.

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Sonia Gandhi (Source: PTI)

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said that Hindus and Muslims do not fight on their own; it was in the interest of some that they do.

Gandhi was addressing a rally at Jalalpur town, campaigning for her party’s Manjhi candidate Vijay Shanker Dubey. Manjhi votes on October 28.

She referred to PM Narendra Modi’s comments in Nawada when he said Hindus and Muslims should stop fighting and work for development. “The Prime Minister says Hindus and Muslims should not fight. I say that they do not fight on their own, they are made to fight,” said Gandhi.

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During her 12-minute speech, the Congress president attacked her opponents for doing communal politics. “When communal politics end, some people will have to fold up their business,” Gandhi said.

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She accused PM Modi of insulting the people of Bihar. “When you attack the chief minister of this state, you are insulting the people who elected him,” she said.

Gandhi also attacked Modi on the reservation plank. “People are worried about reservations after comments made by a man on whose directions your government runs,” she said, addressing the PM.

She alleged that more money had gone out of the country by way of the Bank of Baroda forex scam than what the PM had managed to bring in by way of FDI.