And how about Chidambaram?
Jayanthi Natarajan Exposes the Gandhis
The Congress is hardly in the race in Delhi. The 2010 Commonwealth Games, that brought irreparable shame to India by showcasing to the world how corrupt and inefficient the country was, will alone be enough to keep the Congress party away from Delhi for ever.
While its senior leaders had been jumping ship of late the exit of former Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan is bound to do the most damage to the Congress. She has come up with such explosive and damning statements against the Congress and its vice-President, Rahul Gandhi, that they could prevent any resurrection of the party in the near future.
In her letter dated 5 November 2014, that has been made available to The Hindu, Mrs Natarajan talks about how she was continually humiliated by the party High Command and how Mr Rahul Gandhi interfered in the affairs of her Ministry. It is almost three months since she wrote the letter to Mrs Sonia Gandhi and it appears the Congress did not act on it.
She was an MP for four terms and a fourth-generation Congress worker, as she points out. She is the grand-daughter of Late M Bhaktavatsalam, a freedom fighter, who was the last Congress Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
BJP, Next Stop?: She has given a hint of where she may be headed next — going by the statement that “despite her reluctance, she was forced by the party to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the ‘snoopgate’ controversy, despite her stand that any criticism should be policy-related and not personal.”
I hope Mr P Chidambaram, who was sidelined by the party as he was seen as a threat to Mr Rahul Gandhi’s prime ministerial ambitions, follows suit.
Importantly, if Dr Manmohan Singh decides to quit, too, in the interest of the nation, that could be the last nail on the Congress coffin.
That is perhaps the best way to redeem himself. Otherwise, his stellar role in saving India from an economic crisis in 1991 with then prime minister Late P V Narasimha Rao will be forgotten and he will be remembered as someone who colluded with the Gandhis to wreck India.
Mrs Sonia Gandhi and Mr Rahul Gandhi are together a liability for the Congress and the country!
G Joslin Vethakumar