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Jul 31, 2014 at 04:54pm IST

Manmohan backs Sonia, refutes claims made by Natwar Singh in his book

New Delhi: After Congress President Sonia Gandhi's outburst over former union minister Natwar Singh's claims, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, too, on Thursday refuted allegations that the UPA government sent files to 10 Janpath for approval.

Backing Sonia, Dr Manmohan Singh said, "There are some conversations that take place which should not be used for capital by people."

Dr Singh's comments came after the UPA Chairperson reacted rather strongly to the Natwar Singh's claims saying that she would write a book to set the records straight.

Singh, in his upcoming autobiography 'One Life is Not Enough: An Autobiography', backed former prime minister Manmohan Singh's former media advisor Sanjaya Baru's allegations that key files were sent to her official residence 10 Janpath for approval.

Baru in his book 'The Accidental Prime Minister' had claimed that Sonia Gandhi was the super prime minister during the UPA-I regime and Manmohan Singh had been reduced to being an object of ridicule.

This is not the first book that have made 'disclosures' about the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. Congress leaders have come to the defence of the Gandhis saying that such allegations were mere publicity stunt.

Senior party leader Digvijaya Singh accused Singh, a former Gandhi loyalist of using the book on Sonia and Rahul Gandhi to promote his MLA son. Jagat Singh is a BJP MLA from Rajasthan. "Natwar Singh's allegations don't put him in a good light. His son is a BJP MLA; he has been across many parties; that point has to be borne in mind. It is possible that he is saying all this to create a platform for his son, It doesn't matter whether Sonia Gandhi listened to her son or the MPs; what matters is she didn't become the PM when she could have," he told CNN-IBN.