Rahul Gandhi: Will consider PM post if party MPs select me after polls

Written by PTI | Amethi | Updated: Jan 23 2014, 23:52pm hrs
Amidst clamour among Congress workers that he should be named the PM candidate, Rahul Gandhi today said he would definitely consider it if the party comes to power and the elected representatives select him for the post.

"In Congress, elected MPs select the PM. After elections if our party comes to power and the MPs select me then I will definitely consider it," Rahul Gandhi told reporters on the second and last day of his two-day tour to his parliamentary constituency Amethi.

He was asked whether he would be ready to bear the responsibility of the top post.

Rahul Gandhi said even Manmohan Singh was selected by the elected representatives as in Congress there is no system of selecting the PM candidate before polls.

"To select a PM is the right of the MPs and it should stay with them. Selecting a PM nominee before polls is not a democratic system, but part of personality cult," he said.

At the CWC meeting held recently, party chief Sonia Gandhi rejected demands by leaders from various states to anoint Rahul Gandhi the PM candidate before elections, saying there has been no such tradition in the party.