This is probably the worst phase for Sonia Gandhi as the president of the Congress party, which has been reduced to its lowest ever tally.
Her influence in decision-making in the Congress-led UPA government has often been criticised by the opposition and political analysts. Sonia Gandhi was widely credited for going ahead with the cash-transfer scheme and the food security bill, but they failed to yield any result for the Congress party.
Congress alleged that the Prime Minister was in contact with his Italian counterpart and was cutting a deal on the Italian marines case to falsely accuse Congress leadership on the AgustaWestland issue.
The decision to make MLAs sign a Rs 100-stamp paper was unanimously agreed upon at a meeting between legislators, district presidents, state party leaders and West Bengal Congress president Adhir Chowdhury.
Brar sought an apology from Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh and Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal stating that their forefathers had sided with the British instead of participating in the struggle for freedom.