In his final autobiography, former President of India Pranab Mukherjee said that Congress’s failure to recognize the end of its charismatic leadership was among the many reasons for its 2014 Lok Sabha polls debacle.
Mukherjee's memoir “The Presidential Years, 2012-2017” which he wrote before his death last year was released on Tuesday.
The former Congress leader and Union minister attributed this defeat to many reasons. “I feel the party failed to recognize the end of its charismatic leadership. Tall leaders like Pandit Nehru ensured that India, unlike Pakistan, survived and developed into a strong and stable nation. Sadly, such extraordinary leaders are not there anymore, reducing the establishment to a government of averages,” he wrote.
The former President has also written about Sonia Gandhi and Former PM Manmohan Singh’s leadership during UPA years.