Bangalore, May 14 UNI | 3 months ago

AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh today said the Congress will continue to fight against divisive and communal forces whether it was in power or not.

'Whether we form the next government or sit in the Opposition, we will continue to fight for secularism, serve the poor and against communal and divisive forces,' he added.

Addressing a press conference here after presiding over Karnataka State Congress Coordination Committee meeting, Mr Singh said 'we are convinced that Congress will do well in the Lok Sabha Elections the results of which will be known on May 16.'

Referring to surveys by media, Mr Singh said the surveys have been proved wrong in 2004 and also in 2009 since it was based on opinion of a few voters and not all the 80 crore voters.

'Even in 1997, 1989 and 1999 Congress has bounced back and hence the media cannot write off the party which has a long history,' he added.

Mr Singh said even if third front wants to form the next government at the Centre and it should be led by Congress which has experience in politics and had never deviated from ideology of socialism and secularism.

He said the BJP, which began the election campaign on developmental issues, ended with communalism which is the true picture of the party.

Terming Mr Modi's campaign by the BJP as mind boggling, Mr Singh alleged the campaign expenditure may be to the tune of Rs 5,000 crore.

'Mr Modi speaks about bringing back the black money deposited in foreign countries but what about black money in the country which was spent during elections?' he asked.

(Posted on 15-05-2014)