Singh is Rahul’s ‘political guru’

Posted : October 11, 2013 at 6:28 am IST by ManaTelugu

Days after his public criticism of the government over ordinance on convicted lawmakers, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday sought to mollify Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying he is my guru and a man with good intent.

Addressing a public meeting here in Punjab, he also hit out at the BJP for questioning the timing of his statement on the ordinance saying this cannot be an issue for speaking the truth.

When I met Manmohan Singh ji after the ordinance, I told him that I have learnt a lot from you. I have two gurus in my life – Congress President and Manmohan Singh. You have given me one guru. What Manmohan Singh has done for India and Punjab has given to the nation, no one has given, he said after the foundation stone laying of a cancer hospital.

Agar niyat kharaab hai to kuchh nahin hoga, agar niyat saaf hai to sab kuchh hoga. Manmohan Singh ji ki niyat bilkul saaf hai (If the intent is bad, nothing will happen. If the intent is clear, everything will happen. Manmohan Singh ji is a man with good intent), Gandhi said while showering praise on the Prime Minister.

The Congress Vice President’s remarks assume significance as his public outburst last month against the ordinance that sought to provide immunity to convicted lawmakers was seen as a snub to the Prime Minister as it had been cleared by the Cabinet headed by Singh.