Bangalore: BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday attacked UPA government's style of functioning, saying Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is the 'new superman' and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is a "tragic figure".
"Sri Rahul Gandhi for UPA government has emerged as a new superman; his every word is a command," he said at an interactive session organised by BJP's Karnataka unit..
Recalling the flip-flop by the cabinet over the ordinance relating to convicted politicians and number of subsidised gas cylinders at the 'behest' of Gandhi, he sought to know what the system of collective responsibility of government had come to.
Pointing to separation of power between government and 'politics' between Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi, he said "....The Prime Minister of India is not only the leader of the government; he is the leader of the whole country".
"....How can Dr Manmohan Singh be treated as leader of India when he is not even treated as leader of his own party. I can't imagine the meeting of parliamentary party which is in government where Prime Minister is not presiding over it but somebody else is presiding it- in this (scenario) Sonia Gandhi," he added.