Sonia Gandhi also expressed her support for the Prime Minister and said that the entire Congress party stands behind him as it was under his leadership the UPA Government at the Centre implemented all the welfare policies. Slamming the opposition, the Congress President quipped, “They may make fun of the prime minister but I want them to know that the whole party is behind him". Taking a dig at the opposition – mainly the Bharatiya Janata Party, Sonia Gandhi reiterated that Congress is not afraid of any party. "We are not afraid of the BJP or any other opposition party. We will continue our sincere efforts for the people of Karnataka and the people of the whole country," she asserted.
“Last time I was here during assembly elections with a request to give Congress a chance. The people of Karnataka put the trust on the Congress party once again a huge mandate to us and I thank all of you for that and also the Congress workers – the men and women- for their hard work” said Sonia Gandhi. “I am confident that the Congress government in Karnataka will respond to the raising aspirations of the people in the state. Our government will deliver on the promises made to the people” said Sonia Gandhi.
Praising the Congress Government in the state, Sonia Gandhi spoke about Karnataka government's Anna bhagya scheme (food security to BPL). She claimed that the state government has fulfilled all the promises made in the poll manifesto. The Congress President also referred to the food security bill and land acquisition bill brought in by the UPA Govt at the Centre. Sonia Gandhi asserted that UPA's land acquisition bill will work as safeguard to farmers of the country.
More than two lakh people had attended the meeting. Former chief minister SM Krishna, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and KPCC president Dr. G Parameshwar were also seated on the dais.