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I didn't want to be Prime Minister: Sonia in LS

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on Wednesday said that she did not want to be the

She made the one-line intervention in the when former and JD(S) member said that she could have become during the term between 2004 and 2014.

Making his valedictory speech in the 16th Lok Sabha, Gowda said he has watched Sonia Gandhi's performance.

"Some people are debating her citizenship. In the last 30 years, this was not an issue. But some people have raised the issue that on one occasion she was unable to become the Prime Minister," he said.

interjected: "I did not want to (be Prime Minister)."

Gowda said: "In a way, you decided not to become Prime Minister, but I remember an incident when Vajpayee sat on a day-long 'Prayashchit Satyagrah' near the "

"On that occasion, I had said in that 'Vajpayee is a great man but why should he hold a satyagraha for a day?' Then the press people had asked me, 'are you asking for his resignation?'

"I told then, why not? Then they asked who will be the next Prime Minister? Why not Madam who was the of Opposition? What is the citizenship issue? I myself raised the issue in That is what I am saying."

Gandhi then acknowledged Gowda's clarification.



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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 20:36 IST