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Sonia accuses Modi of ‘narrow-mindedness’

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Gaya:In a strident attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today accused him of “narrow-mindedness” and practicing “low-level politics” by attacking his political rivals from foreign soil.

Addressing a poll rally in Bihar’s Wazirganj, she blamed the “wrong” policies of his government for “breaking the back of the poor”.

“No other Prime Minister has ever criticised and sullied the image of his political rivals on foreign soil. But Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done so, showing his narrow mindedness and low-level politics. When he does not bother about the dignity of Bihar or the nation, will he be concerned about your dignity,” she said.

Questioning the Prime Minister on fulfilling his election promises, she asked the people whether the account holders of Jan Dhan Yojna have got Rs 5,000 when they opened their accounts under the scheme.

“Did you get the money? How many of you have got it? Nobody has got it. What happened to his promise?” she asked.

The Congress President said the future of both Bihar and the country would be determined by the outcome of the crucial polls in the state.

Gandhi described Modi as an expert in packaging and repackaging the schemes of the previous government and ‘misleading’ people through his package for the state.

Accusing the Prime Minister of going back on his promises made during Lok Sabha polls, the Congress president criticised a number of schemes launched by the NDA government like Jan Dhan Yojna and criticised it for “sky rocketing” prices of pulses.

“Will those who have set aside all their previous promises, fulfil the fresh ones they are making now. No.

They will not fulfil them at all. For us, making promises is not a poll ‘jumla’ (phrase),” she said, alluding to BJP chief Amit Shah’s remarks on Modi’s promise on blackmoney.

Voters of Bihar will decide whether India would move towards “divisiveness or harmony”, she said at a poll rally in Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur district as she tore into Modi’s 16-month rule which she described “harmful” for the country