NEW DELHI (TIP): Days before Narendra Modi’s swearing-in as Prime Minister, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has written a letter, congratulating him on BJP’s victory in the Lok Sabha elections. Congress sources said Gandhi sent the letter to Modi on May 20 after he was elected as leader of the BJP parliamentary party.
The Congress chief and vice-president Rahul Gandhi had on May 23 refrained from mentioning Modi and his party when the poll results were announced. The Congress’s top brass was slammed by BJP for omitting any mention of Modi or BJP in their congratulatory massage to the “new government”. There has been criticism of Sonia and Rahul for not felicitating Modi by his name after the BJP’s landslide win.