New Delhi: The Congress has again hogged the limelight for wrong reasons. This time, the purchasing trust votes, which has been revealed by WikiLeaks.

For the second time, the Congress is facing embarrassment for its alleged involvement in buying trust votes to survive no-confidence motion in 2008.

Earlier, the entire blame of buying votes was put on the Rao government in 1991. But, this time the Congress per se is paying much in order to save the Manmohan Singh government.

With the revelation of WikiLeaks, the needle of suspension is pointed to the Congress president’s confidants and its troubleshooters, which will not push the government to edge but could dent its sagging image.

Despite questions being raised on the credibility of the WikiLeaks, the party’s think-tank assumes that the disclosure has battered the image the Congress, which is already struggling with loads of allegation and corruption.

The name of Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi and AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi have also been unearthed to save the government in 2008.

If the issue takes a serious turn, the role of top notch leaders like political advisor of Congress high command Ahmed Patel, general secretary Digvijay Singh, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Pachauri can be questioned.

Doubting the credibility of WikiLeaks, Congress spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi has rejected the revelation and also pulled up the Opposition and media for making hue.

The government which is already reeling under a string of scams like 2G, CWG, Adarsh Society and the Devas deal, the bribing for votes will further malign the image of Congress.

JPN/ Bureau