‘Narendra Modi is PM, not shahenshah’: Sonia Gandhi

On Tuesday, Congress party president Sonia Gandhi criticised the Narendra Modi government on its two years in power and came out in defence of her son-in-law Robert Vadra over an inquiry into whether he was bought a benami house in London from the arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari.

This was a strange outburst from a party leader who doesn’t speak to the media very often, but on this occasion spoke at length in defence of Vadra, who isn’t even a party member.

She disapproved of Modi’s conduct, alleging that he behaves like an emperor as opposed to an elected official leader. She said, “I’ve never seen anything like this, Modi ji is a PM not a shehenshah”

She added, “Our nation is facing drought, poverty, farmer is in pain; at these times a “show” is not appropriate.”

She alleged, “Yeh bhi ek conspiracy hai, ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’ ka matlab kya hai? Roz bahaana banate hain, galat ilzaam lagate hain (This too is a conspiracy by the BJP for a Congress-free India. They make different excuses everyday and allege wrong things.)

She added, “Agar aisi baat hai, toh bina bhed-bhaav jaanch karo; doodh ka doodh paani ka paani (Without any bias, lets have an investigation in the matter. The truth shall be revealed).


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