Sonia attacks Modi

Last Updated: Fri, Dec 07, 2012 09:19 hrs

Mandvi: Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Friday sought to tear into Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's claims on development accusing the state government of completely ignoring the welfare of poor and wondered where all the central funds for the state had vanished.

Addressing an election rally here, Gandhi said the state goverment has failed in almost every field and even the law and order in the state was not good.

"UPA government has been allocating 1000s of crores of rupees to various states, including Gujarat, without any bias. But nobody knows how this money is spent (in Gujarat). They are not bothered about the poor. They are only concerned about themselves," she said.

She said because of the policies of BJP government, the hardships of the common man have increased. "If the government had given attention to your problems, you would not have faced so many problems," Gandhi said.

The Congress chief said the UPA government had waived off loans to the debt-ridden farmers but their condition in Gujarat has not changed because of the "anti-people" policies pursued by the BJP government.

"Our government is the government of the farmers. We have waived off loans to farmers," she said.

Gujarat goes to first phase of polls on December 13.

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