N V Subhash, grandson of former prime minister P V Narasimha Rao has accused the Nehru-Gandhi family for sidelining his grandfather who was instrumental in liberalising the economy and demanded an apology from Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi for ignoring him, reports ANI.
Subhash, who joined BJP in 2014, claimed that Congress leaders did not pay respects to the former prime minister on his birth anniversary today. He was incensed that on Rao's 98th birth anniversary today, the Telangana Congress leaders did not pay their obeisance to the former prime minister who was also the chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh at one point of time.
He claimed that none of the party’s leaders in the state gave a floral tribute to Rao, while leaders from across all other major parties in Telangana had done so.
N V Subash said, "After Congress's 1996 debacle, he (Rao) was sidelined due to many issues, which were not concerned with his government policies. The Congress party thought that if anyone apart from Gandhi-Nehru family continues then they themselves will not be noticed and so he was sidelined.”
He added that the Congress had been laying the blame for all its failures on Rao and did not give him due credit for his contributions.
Subhash laid praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for mentioning Rao and his contributions to India in the Parliament.