Targeting the BJP government over growing intolerance, former Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday said that our freedom is under assault. She was delivering the keynote address at the Indian Today Conclave 2018.
"Fear and intimidation are the order of the day, alternative voices are being silenced, religious tensions are being fuelled, vigilante armies are being let loose with state patronage, society is being polarised with a view to winning election," she said.
Admitting that the Indian National Congress was 'outmarketed ' by the Bharatiya Janata Party in the 2014 Lok Sabha election, chairperson of the Congress Parliamentary Party Sonia Gandhi on Friday said the party needs to develop new ways to connect with people.
'We were out-marketed.by the BJP (in the Lok Sabha polls), ' the former Congress party president said at the 'India Today' conclave in the financial capital of the nation.Asked if she had any suggestions for the INC and its present chief Rahul Gandhi, she said,' Our party needs to develop new ways to connect with people. We have to look how we project our programs and policies.'
Commenting on Rahul Gandhi, Sonia said the newly-appointed Congress President needs to strike the right balance among the general public. When asked whether she will contest in 2019, she said the party will decide. She also told that Congress will wrest power from BJP in the forthcoming assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.