New Delhi, ongress on Monday (February 17) defended Rahul Gandhi’s act of tearing a copy of an ordinance in 2013 when Manmohan Singh was prime minister, saying that the former Congress president can think of disrespecting Manmohan Singh.
I do not know what was discussed between the two people. But, Rahul Gandhi has considered Dr Manmohan Singh as his guru and guide, neither Rahul Gandhi nor the Congress party can even think of disrespecting him,” Surjewala said.
“The issue is not tearing the paper but the issue is of clean politics and whether criminals should remain in politics,” he added.
It is to be noted that Singh was on a visit to the US when Rahul Gandhi had torn apart a copy of the ordinance, terming it as “complete nonsense”. Rahul had publicly said that it should be “torn up and thrown away”