The BJP hit back at Sonia Gandhi, saying she finds it difficult to deliver a speech without reading from a prepared text.

Sonia Gandhi, who continued to lead the noisy protests by Congress leaders against the suspension of 25 party MPs, made a stinging attack on Sushma Swaraj's Thursday comment claiming she had not helped Lalit Modi but his ailing wife.

"Sushma Swaraj theatrics me mahir hain (Sushma Swaraj is an expert in theatrics)," Sonia Gandhi told the media.

In her speech, Sushma Swaraj had asked, "What would have Sonia Gandhi done had she been in my place?

"Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi answered the question, saying his mother would not have done anything like Sushma Swaraj.

Yesterday was the fourth successive day of Congress protest against the suspension of 25 of its members from the Lok Sabha by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday.

Congress members raised slogans at the protest asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence on Lalit Modi and Vyapam scam issues.

Lalit Modi is facing investigation in several cases by the Enforcement Directorate. The BJP leaders and Union Ministers hit back at Sonia Gandhi after her denunciation of Sushma Swaraj.

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