Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi took a jibe at the BJP government in her Independence Day wish by calling it a narcissist government. “Friends, we have achieved a lot in the last 75 years but today’s narcissistic govt is busy downplaying the great sacrifices of our freedom fighters and the country’s glorious achievements, which can never be accepted,” Sonia Gandhi’s message read.
Gandhi’s attack came a day after the BJP released a video narrating its version of events that led to India’s Partition in 1947. They tangentially accused the top Congress leadership at the time. Also, BJP dropped Nehru from its Har Ghar Tiranga advertisement in Karnataka.
Sonia Gandhi said, “Congress will not accept any wrong portrayal of historical facts for political gains nor will it allow any insult to Gandhi-Nehru-Patel-Azad based on falsehoods.”
Sonia Gandhi said that in the last 75 years, India has left an indelible mark on the international arena in all fields including science, education, health and information technology through the hard work of its talented people.
“Under the leadership of its visionary leaders, while on one hand, India established a free, fair and transparent election system, on the other, it strengthened democracy and constitutional institutions,” the Congress chief said.
Sonia Gandhi’s message comes as PM Modi from the rampart of the Red Fort announced war against corruption and nepotism — in his historic speech on the occasion of the 76th Independence Day. PM Modi said the ‘bhai-batijawad‘ in politics has penetrated all many institutions of India eclipsing the talent.