Congress had, however, brushed aside the criticism, saying what is important at this hour is the work being done for relief and rescue.
Minister of Road Transport and Highways Oscar Fernandes today said, "We are working (for relief and rescue) under his (Rahul's) inspiration and Sonia Gandhi's leadership."
He was talking to reporters after the convoy of trucks left from the AICC headquarters here. Besides the Gandhis, leaders present on the occasion included Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, political secretary to Congress President Ahmed Patel, AICC General Secretaries Ambika Soni and Ajay Maken.
AICC treasurer Motilal Vora and Soni had yesterday visited Uttarakhand to oversee relief operations and coordinate with state Congress units. Congress has set up a control room at Dehradun to accelerate the relief work. AICC Secretary Sanjay Kapoor and the party's wing Seva Dal's chief Mahendra Joshi have already been sent to Dehradun to monitor the work.
(With inputs from PTI)