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People rejected caste politics, says Sonia in Rae Bareli

Source: PTI
June 11, 2009 14:39 IST
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Fresh from victory in the Lok Sabha polls, Congress president Sonia Gandhi today said the results showed that people have rejected parties dabbling in caste politics or whipping up communal passions.

"People of the country have discarded those parties which play politics of caste or raise communal slogans to fan religious sentiments," Gandhi told party workers in Rae Bareli.

On her first visit to her constituency after UPA's return to power with a clear mandate, she said the victory of Congress reflected that people voted for development.

Terming her party's victory as "important and historic", she asked Congressmen to strengthen the organisation in each and every district.

"The mandate given by the electorate to Congress in the Lok Sabha is important and historic as it came after a long gap. Now we need to strengthen our organisation in each and every district," she told party workers at the Feroze Gandhi Degree college.

Regretting that she could not spend much time in her constituency today, Gandhi assured party workers that whenever she came next time, she would spend two-three days.

"This time I could spend only 4-5 hours but next time I will stay for 2-3 days and visit villages," she promised while thanking them for ensuring her victory with a huge margin.

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