Take a Leaf Out of Sonia’s Book to Tackle Corruption, Says Maneka

The officials of her constituency were complaining about corrupt ‘babus’ when Maneka used Sonia as an example.

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Sonia Gandhi (left) and Maneka Gandhi (right). (Photo: IANS)

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi had rare praise for her estranged sister-in-law and Congress President Sonia Gandhi while talking about tackling corruption in Uttar Pradesh, her constituency, on Sunday.

During a vigilance meeting with the officials of Pilibhit, the officials were complaining about corrupt babus taking bribes in order to grant recognition to schools. Officials added to the complaint, saying that they have no official powers to act against these corrupt babus, reports NDTV.

Sonia Gandhi’s Example

Maneka Gandhi then explained that Sonia Gandhi used advertisements to deal with a man who was misusing her name.

Once, a relative of Sonia Gandhi opened a shop and started telling people that he was related to her. Sonia Gandhi took out a newspaper ad saying people should not go to this person. 

Take Out Ads As well

She went on to explain to the officials of her constituency that they must learn from this and post ads.

You also take out an ad saying whoever wants recognition, should come straight to you. Put up a notice outside your office. We will order a vigilance inquiry against the babus, also we can have CCTV cameras.

The Gandhi Sisters-In-Law

Sonia Gandhi and Maneka Gandhi were married to Rajiv and Sanjay Gandhi respectively. They had a falling out and for years together have maintained their distance as they both hold opposing political views.

In 2004, Maneka Gandhi and her son, Varun, quit congress to join rival party, the BJP.

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