While attending a Cabinet meeting he was invited to by the Congress President Sonia Gandhi, he expressed his displeasure regarding this issue to Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi.
"I have lodged protest in the Cabinet meeting today (Monday, May 18). I told the Prime Minister that small-time Congress leaders are making derogatory remarks and this is not good for the health of the government," the outgoing Railway Minister told reporters.
Despite all this, he has vowed his 'unconditional support' to UPA and praised Manmohan Singh for his work during his first term.
From the earlier reports on the cabinet formation, it was learnt that some of the Congress leaders were not happy with UPA calling back its estranged allies like Lalu Prasad Yadav and Mulayam Singh after their 'betrayal' to Congress.