Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav has hit out at former President APJ Abdul Kalam for revealing in his latest book that he was willing to swear in Sonia Gandhi as Prime Minister in 2004, despite political pressure against doing so. “His conscience has woken up late. It is for self-aggrandisement," Yadav reacted. “We had great respect for him but these comments have made us sad.”
“Talking about conscience when it suits you doesn’t matter. Gandhiji used to speak according to his conscience immediately. Did Kalam kill his conscience then?” he added.