While talking to news channel, Maneka replied on being asked about comparisons between Rahul Gandhi and the BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi, "Rahul is no match for Modi ji. It is like a battle between a lion and a bird. Modi Ji is an elected leader with huge experience, while Rahul has failed on all fronts. Obviously, he is no match for Modi ji."
The wife of the late Sanjay Gandhi, Maneka also came down heavily upon the brother-sister duo by saying, "Congress has been projecting Rahul Gandhi for the past ten years but what happened? The situation is so worse for the party that even Priyanka Gandhi's glamour can't save the Congress now."
Even Priyanka's glamour can't save the Congress now: Maneka Gandhi
On PM Dr Manmohan Singh's recent praise on Rahul Gandhi, Maneka Gandhi said, "I want to ask if the person who said all this has really served as the Prime Minister of the country. The whole country knows that both Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul has kept the reins of power in their own hands. So what difference it will make as who gets what responsibility."
On being asked about Congress performance and its prospects in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2014, she said, "Congress has party has looted the country in the past ten years. People are so fed with the Congress rule that they are not going to vote for the party in the next elections."
While terming the Congress as a "sinking ship", she said, "No body can now save Congress. Corruption and scams have badly tarnished the party's image and its leaders have constantly looted and cheated the nation in all these years. Congress is in such a situation that no one, not even Rahul Gandhi neither his sister Priyanka can save the party."
She further said that whether the party spends Rs.500 crores or Rs.5000 crores on the image building of Rahul Gandhi, it would be too late and to no effect.
"Under the Congress Party, India as a nation has been robbed and looted. Corruption has and is at its peak under the present regime. The Congress is responsible for its own ruin," she added.
She also warned Congress by saying that "the party urgently needs to change its image and people's perception about it."