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Sonia attacks Modi for using martyr's name

Kullu: Congress president Sonia Gandhi today launched a frontal attack on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for using a martyr's name during his campaign in the state last week.Criticising Modi, Gandhi said that he

PTI [ Updated: May 04, 2014 16:15 IST ]
sonia attacks modi for using martyr s name
sonia attacks modi for using martyr s name

Kullu: Congress president Sonia Gandhi today launched a frontal attack on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for using a martyr's name during his campaign in the state last week.


Criticising Modi, Gandhi said that he used the catchword of Kargil martyr Capt Vikram Batra ‘Yeh dil maange more (this heart wants more)' only for “the prime minister's chair”. 

Addressing rallies in Himachal Pradesh, he spoke of late Capt Vikram Batra, who was killed in the Kargil conflict, and used a catch phrase associated with him “Yeh dil maange more” to seek votes for his party.

“Unka dil sirf kursi maang rahain hai (Modi's heart wants only the chair),” Gandhi said at an election rally at Kullu in Mandi Parliamentary constituency, adding that it was an insult to martyrs.

Accusing Modi of showing big dreams to the people, Gandhi said that in fact the path chosen by him was that of destruction while Congress has always worked for the welfare and upliftment of poor, weak and underprivileged sections of the society without any discrimination. 

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