Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy today rubbished the Congress Party's poll debacle internal report prepared by a committee headed by senior leader and former defence minister A K Antony, questioning why none of its leaders were being blamed for its removal from power after ten years.
Swamy said that blaming the government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the media for the debacle seemed just too flawed to be acceptable, and recalled that in 1997, when the Congress Party had lost elections, it had squarely blamed then prime minister P.V Narasimha Rao for the defeat.
"In 1997, when the Congress Party had lost under the leadership of Narasimha Rao, then a committee had put the entire blame on Narasimha Rao. His economic reforms were also criticized for the defeat. Today, they have said that the government and the media are responsible for the debacle," Swamy told ANI.
"A K Antony was working on Sonia Gandhi's commands, and he thinks whatever Sonia Gandhi says is correct, he is working on her signs," he added.
Swamy further added, "It is an internal report and we are not worried about it. If Congress wants to commit suicide, it can."
According to reports, former Defence Minister A K Antony had on Friday given a clean chit to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, and said he was not to blame for the party's general elections rout.
The reasons were apparently attributed to charges of corruption in the UPA Government and rising inflation.
Antony had also reportedly stated that the party leadership had worked hard during the election campaign. (ANI)