Without naming Modi, Gandhi also made a stinging attack on the Gujarat model of development being touted by him, saying some people have the habit of projecting ‘small things in a big’ way as if no good work is happening in other states.
"These days you can see all over the country huge and costly advertisements are being showcased and an attempt is being made by them to hide the truth," Sonia said while addressing an election rally.
"An attempt is being made to hide the true face of one person with a mask, he is being projected as a cure for all ills and as a magician for the country. Some people have this habit of projecting small things in a big way. These days similar picture is being shown about the development in Gujarat as though no good work is happening in other states," she added.
 The UPA chairperson alleged that farmers' lands were being forcefully acquired in Gujarat.

“If we talk about the condition of women in Gujarat, there are different types of harassment. This is their true picture. They don't believe in unity in diversity, they divide hearts, they make brothers to fight against each other. Please tell me can you expect nation building from such people who don't believe in our fundamentals of secular principles,” said Sonia.
"We cannot have expectations from such people about nation building," she added.

Sonia, who was here to seek support for Union Minister KH Muniyappa contesting from Kolar (Reserved) constituency, also hit out at the previous BJP government in Karnataka.

“This is the same BJP that talks of ‘dharma’ and morality but you are witness to the fact of how women were treated during their rule.\ I0t was a kind of national embarrassment,” Sonia said.

“It was the time in Karnataka when all kinds of developmental activities had come to halt and with conspiracy and collusion your mineral resources were being looted,” she added.      

Expressing happiness about the developmental works undertaken by Siddaramaih-led government, she said, "A season of progress has come back to Karnataka."
She further said the UPA government at the Centre has also undertaken several developmental works in the last ten years.


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