Despite Rahul's dilemma over the prime ministerial post, Congress on Tuesday, March 26 asserted that "only" Rahul can become the successor of Manmohan Singh taking the country forward.
Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi was quoted as saying, "All the workers and leaders of Congress wish from the core of their heart that Rahul Gandhi becomes Prime Minister of the country. We are confident that only Rahul will become the Prime Minister of the country."
"He has, in him, all the qualities required to be the Prime Minister. Rahul Gandhi has in own way of thinking and is farsighted. We are confident that whenever he becomes the Prime Minister, Rahul will be a competent Prime Minister and will take the country forward," Alvi added.
Only few weeks back, Rahul, who has been recently appointed as vice-president of Congress said, "Prime Minister's post is not my priority. I believe in long-term politics."
It caused large-scale wave in media. Political pundits started speculating as why the "young" scion of Gandhi family has "sacrificed" the Prime Minister's post? Even if Rahul does not want to adorn the PM's post, but party sycophants are not ready to accept the fact that their "dear Rahul baba" is not interested in becoming India's most powerful man.
Congress leader Digvijay Singh has once again ignited the speculation over whether Rahul will become India's Prime Minister or not.
"He (Rahul Gandhi) has not said no anywhere. What is being reported in the press has caused some misconception. If the people of the country want, then why won't he (become the PM candidate)?" Singh told reporters in New Delhi on Tuesday.