Sonia fires repartee, rakes up Sushma, Chouhan issues
Rae Bareli: Congress
president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday reacted sharply to Prime Minister Narendra
Modi’s barbs at her, questioning why he is silent on External Affairs Minister
Sushma Swaraj as well as Chief Ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh who
are facing certain allegations.
“What about the Chief
Minister of Madhya Pradesh’s case, the Foreign Minister’s case and Rajasthan
Chief Minister's case? Why did he not have a word to say about these
things," Gandhi questioned when asked to comment on Modi’s attack.
Swaraj and Rajasthan
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje are facing allegations of helping former IPL Commissioner
Lalit Modi who is being investigated in a money laundering case. Madhya Pradesh
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is facing allegations in Vyapam scam.
Earlier in the day,
Modi hit out at Gandhi for her “hawabaazi” (empty talk) comment, alleging that “hawalabaaz
(scamsters) are unnerved” due to the tough stance of the government on black
Addressing BJP workers
in Bhopal, Modi said Congress was resorting to “disruptive tactics” as it was
not being able to come to terms with its defeat in 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Gandhi had on Tuesday
said that the Prime Minister has been “reduced to unedifying flip flops” and
most of his poll promises were nothing more than “hawabaazi” (empty talk).
Gandhi, who was on a
two-day visit of her Rae Bareli Lok Sabha constituency, met locals today and
visited Congress workers who have lost members of their families recently and
offered condolences. (With inputs from agencies)