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Natwar Singh betrayed my trust: Sonia

October 26, 2006 19:38 IST

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Breaking her long silence on Thursday, Congress President Sonia Gandhi attacked former external affairs minister K Natwar Singh. She said he had 'betrayed' her trust in him by 'misuing' the party's name in the oil-for-food scam in Iraq.

"As it became clearer that it was true that my colleague had misused the name of the party in some ways, I felt extremely betrayed," she said in an interview to NDTV, according to a release issued by the channel.

She was unforgiving about Singh, when she said "He was a colleague in whom I had placed trust and I felt very terribly betrayed."

This is the first time Gandhi has made her position on Singh clear, after the tabling of the report of the Justice Pathak Inquiry Authority, in which he and his son were indicted, in Parliament.

In her comments immediately after the controversy broke out late last year, Gandhi had said she had a 'close working relationship' with Singh and made it clear that anyone found involved in the scam would have to pay for it.

Singh had refrained from saying anything about Gandhi while he had attacked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and others in the party after the report was tabled.

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