Added on : 2019-04-11 14:52:04
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not invincible, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi told today in Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh, where she filed her nomination papers. "Don't forget 2004," she said, reminding the media of her party Congress taking power despite widespread predictions of a BJP victory.
"Not at all, not at all. Don't forget 2004," Sonia Gandhi, the former Congress president, said. "In 2004 (Atal Bihari) Vajpayee ji was also invincible but we won," she said, walking away. Atal Bihar Vajpayee, who led a BJP government in 1996, 1998 and 1999, suffered a shock defeat in 2004, despite predictions that he would win another term riding on an "India Shining" campaign.
Rahul Gandhi, taking over from his mother, said: "There have been many, many people in Indian history that had the arrogance to believe that they are invincible, that they are bigger than the people of India. But they don't realise nobody is bigger than the people. Modi ji's invincibility will be in full view in this election."