Reportedly, while talking about ways to fight corruption, she cited an example Congress president Sonia Gandhi, her estranged sister-in-law and praised her.
While officials were complaining about corrupt 'babus', Maneka Gandhi narrated an incident and said, "Once a relative of Sonia Gandhi opened a shop and started telling people that he was related to her. Sonia Gandhi took out a newspaper ad saying people should not go to this person.
You also take out an ad saying whoever wants recognition, should come straight to you. Put up a notice outside your office. We will order a vigilance inquiry against the babus, also we can have CCTV cameras."
"I am asking you to do a similar thing," the BJP MP further said.
Maneka Gandhi represents Pilibhit Lok Sabha constituency. The rare praise came at a vigilance meeting the minister held with officials in her constituency on Sunday.