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Modi inciting people on sensitive issues: Sonia

Posted on Dec 14, 05:58PM | UNI

Congress President Sonia Gandhi today charged Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi with inciting people on sensitive issues concerning nation's unity and integrity.

She was referring to the controversy raised by Mr Modi involving Sir Creek in the Gulf of Kutch bordering Pakistan.

For the last two days, Mr Modi is claiming that people of the border area of Gujarat feared that the Central government was going to hand over Sir Creek to Pakistan on December 15.

Though Ms Gandhi did not mention the name of the Chief Minister, it was clear that she was referring to the Sir Creek issue in her speech.

The UPA government is serious on issues related to national security. During its two terms, it has passed various historic legislations to improve the security apparatus.

Addressing an election rally for the second phase in Kalol near Ahmedabad today, Ms Gandhi said that Congress party has sacrificed lives of their leaders to protect the unity and integrity of the nation. 'We won't allow anyone to play with the unity and integrity of the country".

She said the BJP government in the state was trying to mislead the people by showing false dreams to people.

"Ours is not a struggle for power but we want to protect the tradition of Gujarat and development of the state. We believe in inclusive growth. Like a parent cares for all of her children but pays special attention to the weak ones, we stress special care for the weaker sections of the society," she said.

Refuting the state government claims that the centre adopted a step-motherly attitude towards Gujarat, Ms Gandhi said that Congress-led UPA government has given 50 per cent more aid to the state than erstwhile BJP-led NDA government at the centre.