Rahul Gandhi never interfered in functioning of any ministry, clarifies Veerappa Moily

NEW DELHI(PTI):Terming the allegations made by former union minister Jayanthi Natarajan as false, senior Congress and former law minister M. Veerappa Moily on Friday stated that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi never interfered in the functioning of any ministry.

“Allegations made are absolutely false to the ground and Rahul Gandhi or Sonia ji at no point interfered with the discharge of the duties of any minister, including the Prime Minister [Manmohan Singh],” he told ANI here. “These are the two people who always sacrifice the power. Sonia ji could have become Prime Minister thrice. She requested Manmohan Singh to become the Prime Minister. And Rahul Gandhi was asked to head some ministry, he refused. These are the people who denounced power. They were not after power. They were not greedy about power,” he added.

Earlier on Friday, Natarajan announced her resignation from the primary membership of the Congress, stating that the grand old party was no longer the party that she had joined 30 years ago.

“It is an extremely painful, heart-rending day for me, because my family has been associated with the Congress since its inception. I am a fourth-generation Congress worker and have Congress blood running in my veins. It is an extremely anguished moment that it has come to this position when I have to re-think my association with the Congress Party,” Natarajan told the media.