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Rahul Gandhi would exercise "extra-constitutional authority" on Manmohan govt: S M Krishna

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S M Krishna, a in the previous UPA government, has spoken about how would exercise "extra-constitutional authority" on the Singh government despite not being even of the

Krishna, who quit the in 2017 and joined the BJP, said the environment for governance during the was not conducive because of the coalition.

was the under Singh from May 2009 till October 2012.

"was then a nobody, not even a He issued a diktat that those who turned 80 can't be a When I heard that, I submitted my resignation and came to Bangalore," said on Saturday.

also criticized for once tearing an ordinance and said, "There were matters that were never brought to the notice of even the ministers. The Cabinet was in discussion over passing an ordinance. But Rahul Gandhi who was somewhere in public tore a copy of the ordinance to bits. This is what they call extra-constitutional authority. He (Rahul Gandhi) was not answerable to anyone - neither Parliament nor governance."

Alleging further that the environment was not conducive for governance during UPA rule, Krishna blamed compulsions of coalition for alleged scams during Singh-led government.

"In my second tenure during UPA, I was I was also part of the Cabinet joint responsibility framework. It was not a conducive environment for governance. There was a coalition government and because of that nobody could say anything to the other about their conduct. was the but had no control over his Cabinet colleagues. It was during that period that scams broke out," said Krishna.

Krishna also hailed for leading the country on a path of development and for his biggest contribution of a scam-free government.

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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 16:31 IST