Today, Sonia Gandhi, the Congress leader told the media persons in Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh, that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not invincible. She said, “Don’t forget 2004,” reminding the reporters of her party Congress taking power despite widespread predictions of a BJP victory.

Sonia Gandhi came to the election office to find her documents with her son and Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Outside the office she was asked by the media, Do you think PM Modi is invincible?

“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 added, walking away.

Rahul Gandhi also told the reporters,  “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 realize nobody is bigger than the people. Modi ji’s invincibility will be in full view in this election.”

In 2004, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who led a BJP government in 1996, 1998 and 1999, was defeated in spite of predictions that he would win another term riding on an “India Shining” campaign.

At that time BJP and other parties strongly protested over a foreign-born Prime Minister and Sonia Gandhi, the Congress president at that time, could not become the Prime Minister and named Dr. Manmohan Singh for the top job. Sonia Gandhi has been winning from Raebareli since 2004 and this time also she is fighting for the fourth time.

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