Chidambaram lists out names of Cong presidents outside Gandhi family


New Delhi: Former Union minister P Chidambaram on Saturday listed out names of Congress presidents from outside Gandhi family.

Chidambaram’s reply came in the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s  attack on  Congress party at an election rally Friday that the party had never have presidents outside Gandhi family.

The former Union Minister said prime minister should peak on Rafale aircraft deal, unemployment and suicide of farmers during his regime.

The former minister took to tweets by listing out names the party which was proud of the humble origins of its post-Independence leaders like Babasaheb Ambedkar, Lal Bahadur Shastri, K Kamaraj and Manmohan Singh.

Among the Congress Presidents since 1947 were Acharya Kripalani, Pattabhi Sitaramayya, Purushottamdas Tandon, U N Dhebar, Sanjiva Reddy, Sanjivaiah, Kamaraj, Nijalingappa, C Subramanian, Jagjivan Ram, Shankar Dayal Sharma, D K Barooah, Brahmananda Reddy, P V Narasimha Rao and Sitaram Kesri, Chidambaram  said.

He asked Modi to speak on demonetisation, GST, Rafale, CBI and the RBI instead of speaking against Congress party.

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