Rahul forced Sonia to decline PM post in 2004: Natwar Singh


NEW DELHI: Estranged Gandhi family loyalist Natwar Singh claimed it was Rahul Gandhi’s ultimatum to “do anything” that prevented Sonia from taking up the post of prime minister in 2004, contradicting the Congress chief’s 2004 claim that she was following her “inner voice” in renouncing the high office. “Rahul was totally against her mother becoming PM. He said she would be killed like his father and grandmother and as a son he would not allow her to become the PM. He was very adamant and was prepared to take any step to prevent his mother from being PM,” Singh said, adding that being a doting mother Sonia heeded his son’s…

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