Revealing his personal opinion on the cabinet's ordinance on convicted MPs, Rahul Gandhi termed it as "utter nonsense" adding that the "ordinance should be torn up and thrown out of the system."
"I will tell you what is my opinion on the ordinance -- it should be torn up and thrown away," said Rahul and made a quick exit from the press conference.
"I personally think what the government is doing on the ordinance is wrong. It was a political decision, every party does it, and there is a time to stop this nonsense," said Rahul before his dramatic exit.
The 43-year-old leader also added, "It is about time that political parties mind and stop making these type of compromises. If we actually want to stop corruption then we cannot make these compromises."
The government is doing on the ordinance is wrong
Rahul's sudden reaction on the ordinance made it clear that the young brigade of the Congress party sidelined prime minister Manmohan Singh who seems to have been cornered within UPA.
The Union Cabinet on Sept 24 cleared an ordinance to protect convicted MPs and MLAs from immediate disqualification - a move that seeks to nullify an order by the Supreme Court.
The UPA government, which had sent the controversial ordinance to the President Pranab Mukherjee overruling tremendous objections, may now have to withdraw the ordinance.
Meanwhile, IBN chief Rajdeep Sardesai turned up to micro-blogging site Twitter questioning Rahul Gandhi's opinion on the ordinance while tweeting
Rahul Gandhi: ordinance is nonsense. Good to hear! But Rahulji, your govt passed it!
Rahul Gandhi: ordinance is nonsense. Good to hear! But Rahulji, your govt passed it!— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) September 27, 2013