Digvijay Singh compares Sushma Swaraj to Atal Behari Vajpayee, says she is fit to be PM
Addressing a "Agenda-Aaj Tak" programme organised by TV Today Group, Singh lavished praise on Sushma, saying it's her "right" to be the contender of Prime Minister's post.
"In British Parliament, the Leader of Opposition is considered the shadow Prime Minister. If we go by that system, Sushma should be the shadow Prime Minister here also. But I was surprised when Sushma declared someone else as the contender of PM's post in Gujarat. It is your right Sushma ji," Singh said.
The AICC general secretary also said the BJP leader matches with the liberal and moderate face of Vajpayee and will be acceptable to other political parties also.
"In BJP, a moderate face is seen in Vajpayee... In today's environment, if there is any person who will be acceptable to other parties, it will be Sushma ji. Because she does not have the RSS tag behind her and after Vajpayee, if there is any person with a moderate and liberal face, it is Sushma," Singh added.
Downplaying Singh's praise, Sushma said the Congress leader has an old habit of creating disputes.
"Digvijay Singh has an old habit of creating disputes and the same thing he did here today. There are several ways of creating disputes and too much praise is one such way. Today he used the