Bengaluru: The Congress has never respected former PM PV Narasimha Rao who was also a staunch Congressman. 

It is said the former PM had a lot of differences with AICC chief Sonia Gandhi which allegedly led to his relegation. 


His grandson NV Subhash said, "It was a surprise for me and my family. Even when he passed away in 2004, we all know how he was treated. Dr Manmohan Singh was the Prime Minister - claims to be PV's best friend, but he did nothing in Delhi. His body was flown into Hyderabad, state honours were also not accorded according to the protocol. from the past 16 years, we asked Congress party that despite promises that memorial and trust will be built for future generations to recall him, they haven't done so. All of a sudden, after Narendra Modi ji came to power and memorial was built, all of the sudden Congress party is heaping praises on him. My grievance against the Congress party and a question to them is why it took 16 years for you to recognize him? The explanation should be given."

Now the former PM’s family has boycotted Congress’s call for celebrations on his birth anniversary. 

He also added, "Just because there are certain differences between Congress party and PV Narasimha doesn't mean he has to be insulted. There are two issues - one is BJP has given the ex-PM due honours and that TRS is a bitter enemy of Congress in the state, so they are suddenly trying to own his legacy. Our family except maternal grandfather, everyone has boycotted the event organised by Congress,” as reported by Republic TV. 

AICC president Sonia Gandhi has praised Narasimha Rao thus: "Shri PV Narasimha Rao was a very respected national and international figure. The Congress party takes pride in his many accomplishments and contributions."

"Shri PV Narasimha Rao's tenure was also marked by a number of political, social and foreign policy achievements that have endured. Above all he was a dedicated Congressman who served the party devotedly in various capacities.”