BJP President Rajnath Singh mocked at Congress President Sonia Gandhi for her decision to ask Rahul to lead the party for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Singh said that not naming Rahul as Congress' PM candidate indicated that they have accepted Modi will be Prime Minister."
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Another BJP leader and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha -- Arun Jaitley said, "I think it is a recognition of reality since they know they are not going to form the government. Then why the need for announcing a PM candidate? I think, any party which takes a decision of this kind weighs the realities."
Meanwhile, BJP leader Ravishankar Prasad said, "They know that the Congress is in for a major defeat. That is why the Congress, which is definitely going to lose, did not want to make the head of the Gandhi family as its prime ministerial candidate."
BJP's reactions against Congress surfaced following the reports which quoted Congress sources saying that 43-year-old Rahul will lead his party's Lok Sabha election campaign, but will not be the party's prime ministerial candidate.
The decision came after the senior-most leaders of the Congress Working Committee, headed by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, met on Thursday evening.