Former Goa Congress chief John Fernandes said here on Wednesday that ailing Congress president Sonia Gandhi was helping Prime Minister Narendra Modi achieve his ambition of a Congress-mukt Bharat by not handing over the reins to her son and party vice-president, Rahul Gandhi. Mr. Fernandes suggested that Ms. Gandhi should give Mr. Gandhi the overall charge of the party as soon as possible. Mr. Fernandes said, “If Ms. Gandhi is sick, then she should not make the Congress also sick. She should not also help Narendra Modi in realising his objective of achieving a Congress-mukt Bharat.”Mr. Fernandes, a former Rajya Sabha MP and Pradesh Congress president in Goa, questioned the Congress high command for not holding a session of the All India Congress Committee for three years since its defeat in the 2014 general elections. ‘Time to bounce back’He said, “The Congress can bounce back, if there are dedicated workers like me. We will work together and the Congress will make a comeback. The Goa election results were an indicator that the people of the State want the Congress back.” In 2014, Luizinho Faleiro replaced Mr. Fernandes as Goa Pradesh Congress President.