“Don’t forget 2004” Sonia Gandhi’s message to BJP
Rae Bareli (UP): UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi told media on Thursaday here that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not invincible. In a strong message to the BJP, she said, “Don’t forget 2004”, reminding the Congress taking power over BJP, which was predicted to emerge as the winners.
Asked if she feels that Modi is invincible, Sonia Gandhi said: "Not at all. Don't forget 2004. Vajpayeeji was (considered) invincible, but we won."
Sonia Gandhi was addressing the media after filing nomination to contest from the Rae Bareli parliamentary constituency.
Further elaborating Sonia’s point, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not invincible.
"There have been many people in Indian history who had arrogance to believe that they're invincible and are bigger than the people of India. Modi in the last five years has done nothing for the people. His invincibility will be in full view after election results," Rahul Gandhi further added.
Earlier Sonia embarked on a roadshow here before filing nomination. She also offered puja at the Congress' central office here before starting the roadshow.
Sonia Gandhi, who trying to get re-elected from the seat the fifth time in a row, was accompanied by son and Congress president Rahul Gandhi, daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and son-in-law Robert Vadra.
The seat, where voting will be held in the fifth-phase on May 6, will see a straight contest between the former Congress chief and Dinesh Pratap Singh, who recently joined the BJP after leaving the Congress.
The Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party have not fielded any candidate in this Congress bastion. Sonia Gandhi had won the seat in 2004, 2006 (bypolls), 2009 and 2014.
(with PTI inputs)