Sonia Gandhi wants Rahul-Priyanka as PM: Rajnath
Jaunpur, Apr 19: Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh today trained his guns on Congress president Sonia Gandhi's successors Rahul and Priyanka.
Addressing a rally here during a brief stopover of his 'Bharat Suraksha Yatra' Mr Singh said that after realising that she could never become the prime minister of the country, Ms Gandhi was now working to see her successors Rahul and Priyanka in the PM's chair.
''Congress was not a political party but a private limited company owned by Ms Gandhi and her family. Now the AICC president wants Amethi MP Rahul and daughter Priyanka in the PM's chair,'' Mr Singh added.
The BJP had failed to derive political gains from the ''Videshi Bahu'' issue during the last general elections.
Claiming that the BJP was the only party where democracy was surviving, Mr Singh said that the 'Bharat Suraksha Yatra' was not a political trek, but aimed at uniting the country against the separatist forces.
On the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal, the former union minister accused the Manmohan Singh government of surrendering to the US.
''The Vajpayee government through the nuclear tests had made India a colossus, but the UPA government has reversed the status by inking the civilian nuclear deal with US,'' Mr Singh alleged.