Muzaffarpur (Bihar): Accusing BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi of "lecturing" as if he was the "cleanest of them all", Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday advised him to read history again to know about the party's contribution in transforming the country since Independence from a poor state to a progressive nation.
"Narendra Modi aaj kaal lecture dete phir rahe hain ki ek wo hi dudh ke dhule hai (Narendra Modi is lecturing nowdays as if he is the cleanest them all)," Sonia Gandhi said, addressing an election meeting here, about 70 km from state capital Patna.
Making a scathing attack on Modi for his allegations that Congress did nothing for the country, she advised him to read history again to know the "truth."
"In its 67 years of rule since Independence, Congress made many sacrifices to uphold unity and integrity of the country and initiated many pioneering steps to take it on path of progress," she said.
Gandhi's rally saw senior RJD leader Raghubansh Prasad Singh sharing the dais with her.
The event was significant since nowhere else RJD President Lalu Prasad or other senior party leaders were found on the dais alongside Sonia or Rahul Gandhi in the their rallies in the state be it at Aurangabad, Sasaram or Kisanganj.
Gandhi sought votes for Congress' candidate from Muzaffarpur, Akhilesh Prasad Singh and also for Raghubansh Prasad Singh who is fighting the polls from neighbouring Vaishali.
Attacking Modi for blaming the Congress for not checking corruption in the country, she posed the question to the BJP leader, "If this was so, why did Congress bring RTI which has highlighted many a corruption case?"
Seeking to turn the tables on him, Gandhi asked for Modi's track record in fighting corruption in Gujarat.