New Delhi: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday said the Congress mouthpiece 'Congress Darshan' (Hindi edition) should not rake up decade old issues against former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and party president Sonia Gandhi.
At a conference on the partition of India in June 1947, are (from left) President of the Indian National Congress Acharya J B Kripalani, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Advisor to the Viceroy Sir Eric Melville, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Lord Mountbatten. Pic/Getty Images
'Sonia has had her own experiences of success and turmoil in the last 20-25 years after Rajiv Gandhi and her mother-in-law's assassination. She has also successfully run Manmohan Government for about ten years,' NCP leader Majeed Memon told ANI.
'These things which are being spoken are almost two decades old. It's a matter of history. It need not be raked up again without any justification. I am only wondering as to how Congress' own mouthpiece could just dig up these all ancient maters,' he added.
Memon further said that the editor of the mouthpiece Sanjay Nirupam has expressed his regret and apologised for the publication. In the December issue of 'Congress Darshan', questions are raised on the decision of party icon and India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, for the state of affairs in Kashmir, China and Tibet.
The article clearly states that Nehru should have listened to freedom fighter and former home minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's views on international affairs. It also criticised Sonia Gandhi and said her father was a fascist soldier.