BJP leader Subramanian Swamy takes potshot at Congress` leadership

By Tarun Khanna | Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 20:57

Zee Media Bureau/Tarun Khanna

New Delhi: Losing no opportunity to target Gandhi family, the BJP`s senior leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday took a potshot at Congress` leadership for failing to win even 50 LS seats in 2014 General Elections.

Swamy, while citing an example of 1997 political scenario, said that during Congress` debacle in that year, the party blamed the leadership of former prime minister Narasimha Rao`. However, today when Gandhis are spearheading the party, nobody is blaming them.

Swamy`s remark came a day after Congress leader AK Antony, who headed a committee that probed the reasons for Congress` loss in the Lok Sabha poll, cleared Rahul Gandhi of any responsibility for the party`s debacle.

While dismissing all reports that suggested Gandhis role in Congress` defeat, Antony said that Rahul and Sonia Gandhi held rallies across the country and that something else was the reason for the party`s loss.

When asked about speculations doing the rounds about Priyanka Gandhi taking up the charge of the party, Antony said, "There is already a clarification from Priyankaji. I will not add anything."

Priyanka had earlier dismissed speculation surrounding her as "conjecture" and "baseless rumours".

First Published: Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 10:53

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