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Politics


Shashi Tharoor: Rahul May Not Be PM Candidate In 2019 Lok Sabha Polls

The Kerala Congress MP said that the decision on PM candidate would be taken collectively


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Congress president Rahul Gandhi ‘may not be’ projected as the prime ministerial candidate for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha Polls, asserted senior party leader Shashi Tharoor. Notably, the Congress leader’s statement comes days after former Finance Minister P Chidambaram had said that the grand old party will not project Gandhi as the PM candidate.

“The decision on the prime ministerial face of the Congress alliance would be a collective one and “it may not be him (Gandhi). The Congress has a broader notion of a leader, unlike the BJP. We had people like Pranab Mukherjee, P Chidambaram and others having a tremendous track record,” the Thiruvananthapuram MP asserted.

However, he maintained that Gandhi is the unquestionable choice of Congress workers as their leader and if free and fair elections are held among the party workers, Rahul would win hands down.

Last month, former Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram had stated that the Congress has never said ‘officially’ that its president Rahul Gandhi should be the prime minister if an opposition alliance formed the next government. He insisted the Congress’ focus was on dislodging the BJP government and bringing in a “progressive” alternative.

“The Congress party has not officially said Rahul Gandhi should be installed as prime minister. When one or two persons spoke about it, the AICC leadership asked them not to discuss the issue. An alliance should take shape, that alliance should win, and the alliance parties will decide who will be the PM,” Chidambaram had said in an interview to a Tamil TV channel.

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