New Delhi: Congress chief Sonia Gandhi today launched a scathing attack on Narendra Modi, saying those who don't believe in secular values cannot grasp the spirit of patriotism, and will lead the country to destruction if they get power.
“Some people are beating the drum of patriotism... You tell me if those who don't believe in secular values can grasp the spirit of patriotism? No, they can't. They want to grab power for themselves and their people by misleading you,” she said.
In her first public meeting in Delhi since the announcement of Lok Sabha polls, Gandhi said patriotism flows in the veins of Congress and one can learn it from the “sacrifices” made by party leaders.
For her, Gandhi said, the ‘ganga-jamuni' tradition, a reference to India's inclusive culture, was more important than power, and people with “bad” intentions could play havoc with this.
“People with bad intention would lead the country and society to destruction and darkness... I have faith in your wisdom. I am sure you won't make any mistake and support Congress,” she said.