New Delhi : The main reason the Congress has shrunk is that it is a “one-woman show” and no one dares to say “I don’t agree with you” to party president Sonia Gandhi, former party leader K Natwar Singh has said.
In an interview with IANS after the release of his autobiography “One Life is not Enough”, Natwar Singh said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a “leader” and “a great speaker” and had made the right start in foreign policy by giving priority to India’s neighbourhood.
Natwar Singh, 83, said Sonia Gandhi and her son and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi were to blame for the party’s massive defeat in the Lok Sabha polls when its tally fell to 44 seats from 206 it won in 2009. The Congress has ‘become a one-woman show’, said the former external affairs minister. “Nobody can say (to Sonia Gandhi) ‘I don’t agree with you’,” Natwar Singh told IANS at his residence. He said no one in the Congress Working Committee, the party’s highest decision making body, expresses any disagreement with Sonia Gandhi.