NEW DELHI: In the strongest-ever attack on BJP in the current campaign, Congress president Sonia Gandhi tonight appealed to people to defeat “divisive and autocratic” forces which will “destroy” the Indian ethos.
The appeal for support to Congress, in the form of a short televised speech, saw Gandhi launch an all-out attack on BJP saying its vision is “clouded with hatred and falsehood” and its ideology is “divisive and autocratic”.
“Their vision, clouded with hatred and falsehood, their ideology — divisive and autocratic, will drive us to the ruination of our Bharatiyata and Hindustaniat,” she said.
Gandhi said “we are fighting in this election for a future where power is not the preserve of a select few but exercised by the many”.
“Today, our society stands at a crossroads. The Congress ideology and vision will continue to take us towards a healthy, free democracy, open to the life of change and transformation,” Gandhi said in her appeal.
Congress is fighting one of its toughest battles after being in power for ten years that has brought in anti- incumbency, forcing the party to fight with its back to the wall.