Sonia in Gujarat : December 7, 2012 – News n Analysis by Dr. Raj Baldev, Cosmo Theorist, on Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi, who is to address two election rallies today. What makes Modi to feel disturbed so much, it is perhaps due to ideological differences or philosophical clashes.?
Ms.Sonia Gandhi is likely to address two election rallies in Gujarat on Friday. In the first phase of voting on December 13, the Prime Minister and Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi are scheduled to campaign in the state.
According to Congress sources in Ahmadabad, Ms.Sonia Gandhi may speak at a public – rally near Gorsomba village in Surar District and thereafter she may move to Keshod town of Junagadh district for her second election meeting of the city.
These areas when Ms. Sonia is to speak is to go to poll in the first phase of Assembly election on December 13.
This will be the second poll campaign visit of the UPA Chairperson in the BJP-ruled State. Sonia Gandhi had also addressed an election rally in Rajkot last month.
On the eve of Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s second round of campaigning for Gujarat assembly elections, Chief Minister Narendra Modi seems to be disturbed, his language style is never normal, he probably thinks he has the only right to speak and accuse anyone.
Congress leaders in anonymity said: Mr. Modi can’t tolerate the presence of Sonia Gandhi in Gujarat. He has now accused her as well as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for conspiring against farmers against him.
“Why has the central government not released a single rupee which their Ministers had promised when they visited the state to review the situation created by deficient rain”? Modi said.
In October, the state government had told a visiting team of central ministers that farmers had suffered losses to the tune of Rs. 15,000 crore because of deficient rains.
Other Media reports show ideological clashes between Mr. Modi and Ms. Sonia Gandhi,some reports go as under:
Mr. Modi, who addressed poll rallies at six places in the state, also asked “why is the central government not granting permission to build gates on the Sardar Sarovar Dam? Building 36 gates will take three years and until that’s done, farmers of the state will not get the Narmada water.”
Modi also raised the issues of support price for cotton growers, increase in price of fertilizers, imposition of taxes on income of co-operative banks, higher premium on crop insurances and non-payment of Rs. 5,000 crore to farmers for debt waiver scheme.
While there is an election wave,such comments, demands and criticism are natural game of the politicians, Mr. Modi seems to be over confident and self centered, while Ms. Sonia Gandhi is normally calm and doing her duty as usual in a democratic glow.