Sonia writes to voters, expresses regret for not visiting Raebareli
New Delhi, Feb 22: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday wrote an open letter appealing to people to vote for the Congress-Samajwadi Party alliance in Uttar Pradesh while hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“Due to some reasons, I couldn’t be present between all of you this time. Representing you is a matter of pride for me, my family,” Sonia Gandhi wrote.
Sonia has been absent from the campaign trail, leading to speculation that she did not approve of the alliance for the ongoing assembly elections in the state.
“Rae Bareli and Amethi have become an integral part of our lives, ours is a special relationship, it’s the biggest asset of my life,” she said addressing the constituents of the twin Gandhi bastions. Rae Bareli is going to the polls tomorrow.
Gandhi also hit out at Modi in that letter, asking him where are the ‘achche din’. She accused him of blocking welfare schemes in Amethi and making the people of Uttar Pradesh suffer. Modi can go to any extent to save his chair, she said in the letter.
“The Centre Govt is depriving you of welfare programmes deliberately, & I am pained to see this happening,” she said.
She ended to letter appealing to the public to vote for the Congress party in the elections.
BJP has responded to the letter, saying it indicates the Congress-SP alliance has failed.