Vijayapura(Karnataka): Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi addresses a public meeting at Vijayapura (Bijapur),this is her first rally in nearly two years.
Vijayapura (Bijapur), close to the Maharashtra border, Sonia Gandhi has invoked Lingayat philosopher and
social reformer Basavanna. The region remains important for the Congress.
In 2013, Congress’s Makbul S Bagawan won the Bijapur City seat by a margin of 9,380 votes. The constituency
had registered polling of 56.33 percent. JD(S)’s Basanagouda R Patil (Yatnal) had finished second
“Modi ji is proud of the fact that he is a very good orator, I agree with this. He speaks like an
actor. I will be happy if his speeches can end hunger of the country but speeches cannot fill empty
stomachs, food is needed for that,” Sonia Gandhi said.
“Modi ji par Congress mukt bharat ka junoon hai, unhe iska bhoot laga hai, Congress mukt bharat to
chhoriye, vo apne saamne kisi ko bardaash nahi kar sakte,” Gandhi added.
Wherever Modi ji goes he says wrong things and distorts historical facts. He uses the names of heroes
from our history for his political motives.
Congress has worked for the development of Karnataka and you must know that the central government is
working in a biased manner when it comes to Karnataka. Congress made Karnataka country’s number one
state and started numerous scheme for the people,” Sonia Gandhi said in Vijayapura.
‘Standing by each other and working together, that is the Karnataka and India’s essence,’ Sonia Gandhi
We have worked tirelessly for the poor. We started Mahatma Gandhi NREGA scheme which was objected by
the BJP and by Modi ji: Sonia Gandhi said.
“Farmers of Karnataka have been suffering due to drought, your Chief Minister Siddaramaiah wanted to
meet the Prime Minister over this issues but he refused. By doing this, he has insulted not only the
farmers but also the state of Karnataka”, Sonia Gandhi Critisised.
All states that suffered drought were given compensation (by the Centre), (but) Karnataka was provided
with the least and this was like rubbing salting into the wounds of farmers. I ask Modi ji, is this
your ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka-Vikas?
“Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s schemes like Anna Bhagya, Ksheera Bhagya and Krishi Yantradhare have
improved the lives of crores. Indira Canteens have been set up because we believe that affordable and
nutritious food is everyone’s right,” Sonia Gandhi said.