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WATCH | "Modi Is Not Invincible. Do Not Forget 2004," Says Sonia Gandhi After Filing Nomination From Rae Bareli

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Congress Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Thursday while speaking to the media said that Modi is not invincible and to not forget the 2004 Lok Sabha elections
  • After filing her nomination papers from her family stronghold of Rae Bareli, she spoke to the media

Congress Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Thursday while speaking to the media said that Modi is not invincible and to not forget the 2004 Lok Sabha elections.

After filing her nomination papers from her family stronghold of Rae Bareli, she spoke to the media.

When asked if PM Narendra Modi was invincible, she responded saying,

"Not at all, Modi is not invincible. Do not forget 2004.  Atal Bihari Vajpayee was considered invincible. But we won in 2004."

Gandhi, who has been representing the Rae Bareli seat since 2004, will contest against Dinesh Pratap Singh, who had recently joined the Bharatiya Janata Party after leaving the Congress.

Rae Bareli is a bastion of the Congress party in the same way as Amethi is. Since 1957, the Congress has won the seat 19 times, including three by-elections, and lost the seat only three times -1977, 1996 and 1998. In 1977, after Emergency, Bharatiya Lok Dal's Raj Narain had defeated the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

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Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi had accompanied Sonia. He had filed his nomination from Amethi on April 10. 

"There have been many people in Indian history who have had the arrogance of believing they are bigger than the people of India. There's nothing bigger than the people of India. PM Modi has done nothing for the people of India. So, his invincibility will be in full view after the polls.

"I am perfectly happy for PM Modi if wants to have me investigated but he needs to tell me why he gave the Rafale deal to Anil Ambani whose company has no experience of making planes and a contract of Rs 30000 crores.

"I want to have an open debate anywhere he wants. The day he has a debate with me that day he won't be able to look into the eyes of the people of India that day the truth will come out and the country will know that Chowkidar Chor he."

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