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PM has been reduced to unedifying flip-flops creating confusion on what he really stands for: Sonia Gandhi

PM has been reduced to unedifying flip-flops creating confusion on what he really stands for: Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi, during a meeting of the Congress Working Committee, also said that the Narendra Modi government is "out of touch" with the ground realities.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday launched a sharp attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he "has been reduced to unedifying flip-flops creating confusion on what he really stands for".

The party president, during a meeting of the Congress Working Committee, also said that the Narendra Modi government is "out of touch" with the ground realities.

"The U-turn on Land Ordinance is evidence that government is out of touch with ground realities," said Sonia. "Thanks to our party's sustained campaign, the government has been compelled to withdraw its anti-farmer amendments," she added.

The opposition party leader further accused the government of targeting former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Sonia said, "History is sought to be rewritten with special targeting of Jawaharlal Nehru."

It has become painfully clear that most of the promises by PM during poll campaign were nothing more than 'hawabaazi', she said.

In a scathing attack on the manner of functioning of the NDA government, the Congress president alleged that "the media is being threatened with notices and other repressive measures", adding that the "autonomy and integrity of vital institutions which have stood the country in good stead are being systematically eroded".

Sonia also targeted the Modi government on the recent tension with Pakistan, saying that it had no "coherent policy" on the neighbouring country. Instead of a coherent policy on Pakistan, this government can't seem to make up its mind on what it should do," she said, adding that "our jawans and civilians are being increasingly targeted".

The top most body of the Congress is meeting to decide on poll strategy ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections and also on organisational changes.

According to sources, no decision is likely to be taken on the elevation of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi as the party president. Party president Sonia Gandhi is expected to continue leading the party as many feel she is a more acceptable leader within the party and also among the allies.

However, Rahul Gandhi would continue to be the aggressive face of the party, said sources.

Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday met Congress legislative party leaders ahead of the CWC meeting.

Congress faced its worst electoral rout in a Lok Sabha election when the party could win just 44 seats while Rahul was directly pitted against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was the face of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance.

Modi powered the NDA to a superlative victory in the elections with the BJP becoming the first party in three decades to win a single-party majority in the Lok Sabha by bagging 282 seats.