‘Yes, why not’! Rahul Gandhi ‘stakes claim’ for Prime Minister post in 2019

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New Delhi | Updated: May 8, 2018 12:08:55 PM

The Congress president on Tuesday expressed his willingness to become the prime minister after 2019 General Elections.

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The General Elections scheduled to be held next year will likely be a direct contest between Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, if a statement by the former is to be believed. The Congress president on Tuesday expressed his willingness to become the prime minister after 2019 General Elections. Addressing an event in Bengaluru, the Congress president also added that Congress will emerge as the single largest party in 2019.

“Yes, why not”, the Congress president said at the event when asked whether he can become PM in 2019 if Congress is the single largest party. This is probably for the first time when the Congress president has made his PM ambition clear.

Earlier, the Congress President had asserted that BJP will lose the 2019 General election. He further stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also lose from the United oppositions.

The Congress president also questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi over choosing a corrupt person as state’s Chief Ministerial candidate. “We are repeatedly asking the Prime Minister why has he chosen a corrupt person, who has been in jail as his party’s CM candidate?” Rahul Gandhi told media persons in Bengaluru.

Addressing the media persons, the Congress president also called BJP president Amit Shah as a murderer. He said, “Amit Shah has been accused of murder. Don’t think he has a lot of credibilities. People in India forget that BJP President is a murder accused. A party that talks about honesty, decency has a person who’s been accused of murder as President.”

The Congress president also attacked BJP for giving tickets to Reddy brothers.

The campaign in the poll-bound state is in full swing. As the election date is edging closer, the battleground is becoming more personal.

The state will go to polls in a single phase on May 12 for the 223 constituencies, including 36 reserved for the Scheduled Castes and 15 for Scheduled Tribes. The votes will be counted on May 15.

Rahul Gandhi became the president of the grand old party in December 2017.

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