Former Union Minister Natwar Singh, who has kicked up a storm with his book and comments about Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, today said revival of Congress party was important for India and democracy.
A Delhi court on Wednesday dismissed a plea seeking to restrain former minister Natwar Singh and publisher of his autobiography from selling or publishing the book which has ruffled feathers in the Congress party.
Hitting back, veteran Congress leader Natwar Singh Wednesday said those attacking him over his autobiography were "petty people" and felt it would be better if more party leaders write about their experiences.
With former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh creating a row with his comments about former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, daughter of President Pranab Mukherjee Sharmistha Mukherjee on Sunday slammed Singh saying it was not in good taste.
As a debate continues over comments made about Sonia Gandhi in a new book by Natwar Singh, senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid today said the issue has left an "unpleasant taste" and the former minister has forgotten the "good counsel and guidance" that he himself used to give.
After stirring up a hornet’s nest by revealing a lot in his autobiography `One Life Is Not Enough`, Natwar Singh on Saturday targeted Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh who have called the book a mere publicity gimmick.
Hitting back at Natwar Singh, Congress on Friday said his "pique and antagonism" against the Gandhi family were on display because he was asked to resign from the Cabinet in the wake of the Volcker report on Iraqi food-for-oil scam.
Former Congress Working Committee member Jagmit Singh Brar on Friday created a flutter with his remarks that there was "no harm" if Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi take a two-year break in the wake of Lok Sabha poll debacle.
The frosty relationship between Sonia Gandhi and late Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao comes out in full view in Natwar Singh`s autobiography which says Gandhi was "never fond of" Rao who wondered why she was so "hostile" to him.
Natwar Singh, former Congress leader, Friday said that the strong reaction from Sonia Gandhi to his new book, proves that it has touched a "raw nerve" and something has "upset" her so much that she came out.
Congress on Thursday accused former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh of making "allegations" and "distorting" facts in the wake his comments on the issue of Sonia Gandhi`s refusal to take up the job of Prime Minister in 2004.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar Thursday not only questioned the timing, but also termed as inappropriate the startling claims made by former union minister Natwar Singh about Congress president Sonia Gandhi being forced by her son Rahul Gandhi not to accept the post of prime minister in 2004.