Sonia Gandhi slams Modi-govt for 'glib marketing slogans'
Modi government had mistaken its parliamentary majority for a "licence to impose its narrow ideology" on the people, says Sonia
Lashing out at Modi-led BJP government, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said the government was "anchored in slick marketing events, glib marketing slogans, repackaging and in embellishment and exaggeration".
Sonia Gandhi, addressing the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting in New Delhi, also said that the Modi government had mistaken its parliamentary majority for a "licence to impose its narrow ideology" on the people.
"It (the government) seems to have forgotten that parliamentary majority can never be a reason to abandon the principles and practice of Constitutionalism," said Gandhi.
In reference to the Rajya Sabha elections in Haryana, she said: "We saw how in a never-before-act, pens in a polling booth were mysteriously replaced. On one hand, the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) claims the Constitution to be sacred for his government. But, on the other hand, he has no compunction in trampling upon it - first in Arunachal Pradesh and then in Uttarakhand."
She also said that "deception was not a new thing" for the Modi government and they were skilled at ignoring facts.
"They propagate false claims and orchestrate unsubstantiated charges against the opposition, especially the Congress," said Gandhi.