Lamenting that Congress lost in the Lok Sabha polls despite doing “so much”, Congress President Sonia Gandhi asserted on Wednesday that her party will stage a comeback even as She attacked BJP, saying it had shown “false dreams” and people got caught in the “trap”.
She targeted the Narendra Modi government, accusing it of copying the schemes and programmes of the UPA dispensation and taking credit for the same.
Addressing a convention of ‘Mahila Congress’, Sonia along with Rahul Gandhi sought to reach out to women by promising a larger electoral role for them at all levels and making a strong pitch for reservation for them in Parliament and state Assemblies.
They told the convention organised on the occasion of 70th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi that women members of the Congress should become a “tsunami” and contribute actively in the battle between ideologies.
Targeting the Modi dispensation, Sonia said, “those who have come in government today are showing an altogether different picture to the nation in accordance with their habit. They are implementing as their own schemes and plans, which were luanched by Congress.”
At the same time, the Congress chief expressed confidence about staging a comeback. “May be the path of our struggle is a bit longer and we may have to work a little more. But if all of us work hard and do it together, the day is not far when Congress will regain its peak.”
She also made a strong pitch for women’s reservation in Parliament and state Assemblies.
Congress President said that her party will put “full pressure” on the NDA government to pass the bill on the issue as soon as possible.
“Today, we are in opposition but Congress will not withdraw from its commitment to women’s reservation and we will build full pressure on the NDA government to pass the bill as soon as possible,” she said.
This was the first such party convention since the Lok Sabha polls in which Congress only got 44 seats.