Saturday, June 23, 2018
News

Rahul stated fact, says Congress on his PM candidature remark

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The Congress on Wednesday said its Vice President Rahul Gandhi stated the fact about taking up the post of party President and be the prime ministerial candidate for the 2019 General Elections, adding "it will happen in a democratic manner".

"This is a fact, and he has stated it. The party's organisational polls are going on. This should reach a logical conclusion. There is still time for the 2019 elections.

"By that time, our strategy will be ready and the leader will also come up," said Congress Spokesperson Manish Tewari when asked about Rahul Gandhi's remarks made during his United States visit.

As to why the party was reluctant in choosing its leader when Rahul Gandhi had affirmed his readiness to take up the top post, Tewari said: "We are a democratic party. There is an organisational election process playing itself out... and one thing which Rahul Gandhi emphasised and underscored was that he is a liberal and a democrat."

"So, you don't second-guess an organisational election process when it is playing itself out. It will culminate logically in what the aspirations and the desires of the Congress workers are," he added.

Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday he was "absolutely ready" to be the party's prime ministerial candidate in the 2019 elections and take up an executive role in the Congress during an interactive session at the University of California in Berkeley.

--IANS sid/tsb/dg

( 248 Words)

2017-09-13-22:14:09 (IANS)

Watch News Videos

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Presenting team in action, latest poster...
Kunti gangrape: National Woman Commis...
Jharkhand HC extends provisional bail pe...
Drunkard father kills daughter in Ranchi...
Man dead as heavy stone falls inside min...
Raghubar directs to create awareness amo...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
BMW joins Airbus in Brexit warning... 
World Cup: Switzerland beat Serbia ... 
Yoga has slowly become an integral ... 
No need to be ashamed of seeking pl... 
Federer defeats Ebden, advances to ... 
World Cup: Switzerland beat Serbia ... 
Tan brown, blue, black: Must-have b... 
There's no fun without any risk: An...