Rahul Gandhi: Will become Prime Minister if allies want

Rahul Gandhi: Will become Prime Minister if allies want

New Delhi: Sounding upbeat, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said he would assume the position of the Prime Minister if the allies want, after beating the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2019 General Elections.

Rahul made the comment at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.

When asked about whether he stands by his previous comment, where Rahul had expressed his desire to become the Prime Minister, the Congress chief said: “This is a two step process. First to defeat BJP together and then sit down and decide who will become the Prime Minister.

“If they (allies) want me, definitely I will (become the Prime Minister),” he added.

Rahul had earlier stated if the Congress emerges as the single largest party, he will assume the post, which is presently held by Narendra Modi.

“If the Congress is the biggest party, yes.” Rahul said in May this year.

Several talks are going on among disparate political outfits to form an alliance to take on the BJP in the next General Elections, which will be held in few months’ time.

However, in a recent development, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has decided not to stitch an alliance with Congress in the upcoming state elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.

–IBNS

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