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Sonia Gandhi says Ganga is a National River

Mathura/Ajmer, May 5 (ANI): Congress Party Chief Sonia Gandhi has played the religion card in Mathura as she said that the river Ganga was declared a National River keeping in consideration the emotions of millions of people.

“I feel extremely happy in telling you that keeping in consideration the emotions of millions of people, we have given the status of National River to Ganga,” she said at an election rally here on Monday.

Sonia Gandhi’s Congress Party is pitted against the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Samajwadi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh.

Meanwhile, her son and Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi continued to lash at the BJP on allegations that his party was incapable in fighting terror.

Rahul Gandhi was campaigning for senior party leader Sachin Pilot, who is contesting from Ajmer seat of Rajasthan where his party is taking on the BJP.

Rahul said that it was because of the Central Government’s efforts that there was peace in Kashmir. He also said New Delhi’s diplomatic pressure on Pakistan made it to accept for the first time that Pakistani nationals were involved in last November’s Mumbai terror attacks.

“I will not talk of poverty, backwardness, but will talk of terror. We know of terror and we will fight it. Today, there is peace in Kashmir. There was attack on Mumbai and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has put diplomatic pressure on Pakistan,” he said.

The fourth phase of the general elections is due on Thursday. (ANI)

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