Rahul shies, Digvijay insists; why an uproar over PM's post?

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New Delhi, March 27: It seems few Congress leaders have made it their mission in life to promote Rahul Gandhi as party's Prime Ministerial candidate. General secretary of Congress party, Digvijay Singh is a prominent face campaigning for Rahul.

But, the irony is that the recently appointed vice-president of Congress, Rahul himself is not interested in becoming country's Prime Minister. Then, why likes of Digvijay Singh are insisting on his candidature?

Only few weeks back, Rahul said, "Prime Minister's post is not my priority. I believe in long-term politics."

This is what Singh has to say about Rahul's statement. "Rahul Gandhi said his priority is welfare of the people. The media assumed he said becoming prime minister is not his priority," Singh told.

Moreover, there is a growing clamour within Congress party to declare Rahul as the PM candidate before the next Lok Sabha elections, slated in few months from now.

"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, March 26.

As Congress is facing its worst political moments after being accused of being involved in large-scale corruption, the oldest party in the country is trying to use "Rahul" as a face saver in the wake of forthcoming General Elections, slated in few months from now. Moreover, opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is riding high on Narendra Modi's wave.

The Chief Minister of Gujarat Modi is all set to make a comeback at the national politics after winning three consecutive assembly elections in Gujarat in December last year. Now, only Rahul can answer, whether or not he is interested to become India's PM? But, the question is, is India ready for Rahul as its Prime Minister?

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