Bhagalpur (Bihar): Narendra Modi today used the book authored by Prime Minister's former media adviser to mock at Manmohan Singh and targeted Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, saying they wielded the real power instead of the PM.
"I used to think why the PM never laughed during the last 10 years. I made some unsavoury remarks against him. But after reading this book, I think I should not have said such unsavoury things about him.
"He was not at fault and was unnecessarily criticised. All the fault lies with the mother and son (Sonia and Rahul)," the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate said addressing a rally here.
He was referring to Sanjaya Baru's book which suggested that the Prime Minister was "defanged" by the Congress and all key decisions were taken at the behest of Sonia Gandhi.
He also referred to PM's daughter Upinder Singh's statement and said her remarks indicated authenticity of the contents of the book.
"PM's daughter gave a statement saying Sanjaya Baru has cheated by making disclosures in his book. But she did not say what is written is wrong. Her contention was that Baru cheated them. It means PM's family has acknowledged that indeed the 10 years went like this," Modi said.