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'Suspension bid to save Sonia'

india Updated: Aug 09, 2006 02:12 IST

The BJP on Tuesday night described the Congress decision to suspend Natwar Singh from the primary membership of the party as an attempt to defend Congress chief Sonia Gandhi from charges that she had sent a letter through him to Iraqi authorities for oil contracts.

"It is a typical Congress culture to sacrifice its members when it comes to protecting the party chief from trouble," BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar said.

"In this case, the Congress moved ahead to desert Natwar Singh when it clearly emerged it would otherwise become difficult for the party to defend Sonia Gandhi over the charges that she had sent a letter to Iraqi authorities through him for oil deals," he said.