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From slow growth to PSUs sold to Modi’s friends: Sonia’s scathing attack on govt



Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi on Thursday launched a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi-led government as she accused the Centre of selling profit-making Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) to friends of the Prime Minister.

Addressing the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting in Parliament House, Sonia Gandhi said the Modi-Shah government is clueless on how to manage the grave problems facing the country.

“The economic crisis is deepening by the day. Growth is declining, unemployment is growing, and investment is not happening…Instead of tackling the problem, the Modi-Shah government is busy fudging statistics or, indeed, not publishing them at all!” Sonia Gandhi said.

Sonia Gandhi told Congress MPs: “The public sector has been put on the block, in all probability, to be sold off to a few favoured business people. What will be the fate of the thousands of workers at those enterprises? Lakhs upon lakhs of salaried and ordinary families are worried about their deposits in banks.”

The Congress chief also slammed the BJP over what she said were “shameless attempts to subvert democracy” in Maharashtra. Sonia Gandhi accused the BJP of blatantly sabotaging the three-party alliance from coming to power in Maharashtra.

“BJP making shameless attempt to subvert democracy in Maharashtra,” Congress President Sonia Gandhi was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

“The Governor behaved in an unprecedented and most reprehensible manner. There is no doubt that he acted under the instructions of the Prime Minister and the Home Minister,” the Congress chief said as she attacked Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.

All party MPs from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were present in the meeting.

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