Sonia Gandhi told a leading news channel that she was absolutely serious about writing a book which will reveal the truth.

Natwar Singh, who has used terms like “authoritarian" and "Machiavellian” in his autobiography for Sonia Gandhi, in an interview had claimed that the 67-year old Congress president did not take up the position of Prime Minister after UPA stormed into power in 2004 because of her son Rahul Gandhi’s stiff opposition, and not due to her ‘inner voice’ as she had claimed at that point.

Singh claimed Rahul was worried that just like his father Rajiv Gandhi and grandmother Indira Gandhi, both former Prime Ministers, her mother might be assassinated too if she decides to lead the nation.

Manmohan Singh went on to become the Prime Minister of country and he stayed at the position for next ten years.

However, Gandhi said that such attacks are futile as it would not have any effect on her since she is used to them.

“I can't be hurt. I have seen my mother-in-law riddled by bullets, my husband dead and I am far from getting hurt with these things. Let them continue to do this it will not affect me,” Gandhi told the news channel.

“They can continue to do this if they so please," she added.

Singh was forced to resign from the UPA government in 2005 following his alleged involvement in corruption.

Meanwhile, the Congress branded Singh’s comments as ‘ridiculous’ and ‘politically motivated’.

"It is ridiculous. These days it has become fashionable to sensationalize the contents of a book with the sole aim of ensuring better sale and free publicity. This is yet another such exercise. Any comment on it will be a futile exercise," AICC general secretary and Communication Department Chairman Ajay Maken said.

To persuade Natwar Singh from not referring to this particular episode in his autobiography, the Congress president along with her daughter Priyanka Gandhi had met him on May 7 at his residence but he decided to disclose facts as they were and tell the "truth", Singh claimed in an interview.
The book titled "One Life is Not Enough: An Autobiography" is due to release soon.

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