New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Hans Raj Bhardwaj today made a direct attack on Sonia Gandhi alleging that she “shared no responsibility” and was in the “grip of sycophants and corrupt people”.
“It is a matter of great sorrow that our leaders are getting summons from the court... Those at the top level including at the level of the Prime Minister.
“Does Sonia Gandhi not understand what happened, why it happened and who did it. Everything is known. That is the style. Sharing no responsibility and yet do everything,” he told a tv news channel.
Bhardwaj, who was known as a Gandhi family loyalist, alleged that the Congress President was “in the grip of couple of sycophants and corrupt people”.
At the same time, he defended Rahul Gandhi saying that the Congress Vice President was “put in difficulty unnecessarily” in the Lok Sabha elections.
“Why blame him? He is in no position. He is simply Vice President. He is unnecessarily put in difficulty in the Lok Sabha elections. The party should move in general elections.The party did not move. It was a walkover given by the Congress,” he remarked.
Bhardwaj alleged that the move to amend the I T Act was initiated by the then DMK Minister A Raja as the DMK was apprehensive that something will appear on Facebook. “So in order to curb that, as a preventive measure, it was done. I know personally that it was Raja's Ministry which amended the I T provision along with other amendments.”
Bhardwaj was not included in the UPA-II after being the Law Minister in the UPA-I and was made a governor. His remarks have come at a time when there is a tussle between the old guard and the generation next amid growing talk that Rahul would be anointed soon.