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Sonia releases Late Madhavrao Scindia's biography

Mar 11, 2009 10:49 PM IST Books Books
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New Delhi: Late Madhavrao Scindia's biography was released by UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday evening. The biography written by journalists Vir Sanghvi and Namita Bhandare was released in the Capital.

"I think this is the time he would've been at his peak. He struggled and struggled during the dark days of the Congress for the victory of the party. And when the victory happened unfortunately he wasn't there," said Sanghvi.

While Sonia Gandhi wasn't in the mood to talk to the media, other leaders spoke with more than a little feeling on the glaring loss.

"He had a pan-Indian appeal," said Home Minister P Chidambaram.

"I'm sure that somebody like him would have been a completely acceptable personality across the length and breadth of the country," said Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel.

"I don't think anyone can fill the void he's left, not in the near future but may be a few years or decades later," said Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

It's Scindia's son Jyotiraditya perhaps, and the the next generation of politicians who will be looking to try and bridge that divide.

"Late Madhavrao Scindia ji inspired not just Congress men and women but everyone, his contribution cannot be overstated. Hope people take his inspiration and spread ideology ," said Congress MP Sachin Pilot.

The Congress will be hoping that is something which resonates not just with those gathered to remember the Late Madhavrao Scindia, but also voters across the country.

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