BJP slams Sonia, Rahul Gandhi's speeches at Congress plenary, calls it 'stale rhetoric rejected repeatedly' by people

New Delhi: The BJP on Saturday night slammed the speeches of Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his predecessor Sonia Gandhi at the party's plenary session as "stale rhetoric" which has been "rejected repeatedly" by the people.

BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said the Congress is incapable of mounting a political challenge against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

File image of Rahul and Sonia Gandhi. Reuters

File image of Congress leaders Rahul and Sonai Gandhi. Reuters

He said Modi has helped BJP expand its reach with "his positive, people centric transformational politics".

"What Congress leaders like Rahul and Sonia spoke at the plenary today (on Saturday) is the same old stale rhetoric which people of the country have rejected repeatedly," he said in a statement.

"It seems the Congress does not learn lessons and does not adapt itself to the emerging political challenges," he said.

Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi, in her address at the party's 84th plenary session, launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his government was “power-drunk” and the pre-poll promises of combating corruption and ensuring inclusive development were mere "dramebaazi".

In his brief inaugural address, Rahul Gandhi said the country is in a way "fatigued" under the Modi dispensation and is looking for a way out. He asserted that his party alone can show the path forward.

Updated Date: Mar 18, 2018 09:41 AM

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