New Delhi: Union Minister Sharad Pawar`s
remarks that Rahul Gandhi would be blamed if Congress fails in
Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls appears to have not gone down
well with AICC.
"We do not react on the statements of leaders of our
allies", was the terse reaction of senior Congress leader
Mohan Prakash to repeated questions on the issue at the AICC
Replying to another query, Prakash sarcastically
thanked BJP spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad for suggesting that
Gandhi be made Prime Minister after the U P polls.
"Let the results of the UP polls come, then they will
automatically get reply", he said in response to another
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh, who is in
charge of party affairs in U P, had yesterday objected to
Pawar`s statement claiming that the UP poll results would
surprise the NCP chief.
"Pawar is an experienced leader and he must be speaking
after a lot of thought-process. But I have objections to his
statement. He should not have given such a statement," Singh
The Agriculture Minister, whose party is a key partner
in the UPA, had on Saturday said that if Congress does not do
well in Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the blame may go
Prakash claimed that the Congress will form the next
government in Uttar Pradesh. He was also confident of the
party coming to power in Punjab and Uttarakhand.