In less than a week, Cong has a change of heart on Vajpayee
The Congress has tied itself in knots by first lauding former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on its website, and on Monday getting its spokesperson to slam him by calling the Bharatiya Janata Party veteran as ‘the weakest PM India ever had’, a taunt directed at Manmohan Singh by the opposition party.
Days after the Congress had uploaded Vajpayee’s photo on its website and praised him to target Narendra Modi, the Congress did a U-turn on Monday criticising the former PM. The Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha on Monday tweeted: ‘The weakest PM ever was AB Vajpayee, who wanted to sack Mr Modi for the ghastly Gujarat massacre, but succumbed to BJP bullying. The weakest PM India ever had was AB Vajpayee who was hugging PM Nawaz Sharif, even as 50 soldiers had lost their lives in Kargil.’ Jha’s tweets came in amidst PM’s former media adviser Sanjaya Baru’s book which has created a controversy.
BJP leaders said this book is an ‘official confirmation’ that Manmohan Singh was the country’s ‘weakest’ PM. ‘The weakest Prime Minister that India ever had was AB Vajpayee. Gen Musharraf spent a night on Indian soil, while the PMO and NDA snored.
The weakest PM India ever had was AB Vajpayee who gave Kandahar terrorists an escort-service, and allowed Parliament to be attacked,’ tweeted Jha.