Warns Opposition against“making fun” of Manmohan

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday warned the Opposition parties against “making fun” of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and asserted that the entire party stood by him.

She was addressing a party rally at the Visvesvaraya Stadium here organised to thank the people of Karnataka for giving the Congress a clear mandate in the Assembly polls and the recent Lok Sabha by-elections.

Ms. Gandhi asserted that the Congress was not afraid of the BJP or any other Opposition party.

“They ridicule our achievements, our Prime Minister and make fun of our party. But the whole party stands behind our Prime Minister. It was under his leadership that the UPA was able to take major decisions,” she said, citing the passage of the Land Acquisition and Food Security Bills.

“The BJP tried its best not to allow passage of these Bills. It was also spreading rumours that these Bills were against farmers. But farmers have always been at the centre of our policies. We will never forget them.”

“No other government has lifted millions out of poverty like ours. The Opposition attacks the Congress but I want to ask them why did they not adopt these measures when they were in power. That was because they did not care for you. They cared only for power,” she added.

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